ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Japan to test the skies with delivery drones

Drones similar to this one can be used to deliver packages.

TOKYO -- Japanese online retailer Rakuten and Yamato Transport, a unit of logistics company Yamato Holdings, will conduct field trials of drones with the aim of using them for home deliveries, following in the footsteps of and other rivals already experimenting with the technology.

     The test flights will begin as soon as April in the city of Chiba, which was named a special strategic zone by the Japanese government. That designation is expected to loosen a number of aviation restrictions.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more