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Amazon builds out Japan logistics network to expand next-day service

E-commerce giant to add 60% more delivery stations with focus on regional hubs

Amazon Japan delivery stations are concentrated mainly in urban centers like Tokyo. (Photo by Shoko Saiki)

TOKYO -- Amazon Japan plans to sharply expand its logistics network here, broadening its next-day delivery range as the race to get online orders to customers faster escalates.

The company will add 18 delivery stations this year under plans laid out on Tuesday, boosting the total by around 60% compared with 2021. These are intermediate hubs where packages from fulfillment centers are organized to send on to customers.

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