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Amazon lockers headed for Japanese retailers and train stations

E-tailer teams with FamilyMart and Odakyu to ease logistics strain

Amazon Japan plans to install the lockers in up to 1,000 locations nationwide within a few years.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Amazon Japan will begin installing Amazon Locker pickup kiosks in Japanese retail outlets and train stations this year, looking to combat the ills plaguing the parcel delivery industry here.

The e-tailer is partnering with the FamilyMart convenience store chain, supermarket operator Fuji Citio and Odakyu Electric Railway. The lockers will appear in dozens of retail outlets and train stations by the end of this year, mostly in the greater Tokyo area. Amazon Japan will expand the service to 500 to 1,000 locations nationwide in the next few years.

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