Japan Post Seeks Law Revision to End Saturday Deliveries

Economy Politics

Tokyo, Nov. 17 (Jiji Press)--Japan Post Co. has requested a law revision to allow it to limit deliveries of ordinary postal items to weekdays, against the backdrop of labor shortages and falling mail demand.

The company currently delivers mail even on Saturdays based on the postal law requiring deliveries at least six days a week.

The request was made on Friday to a subcommittee of the Information and Communications Council, which advises the internal affairs and communications minister.

Japan Post also sought changes in the law so it can see its next-day delivery obligation lessened.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications aims to introduce an amendment bill to the next ordinary Diet session starting in January.

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