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Delivery king Yamato finds stay-at-home boom to be a curse

Japanese company hoped to focus on B2B operations, but then the pandemic hit

Yamato staff deliver parcels in Tokyo's Chuo district. (Photo by Manami Yamada)

TOKYO -- At a Yamato Transport logistics center near Tokyo's waterfront, a weary worker labors to process the rising volume of packages on one day in mid-May.

"They're increasing dramatically," the employee said. The backyard of the center was packed with carts apparently used to convey packages.

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