Original title: Japan Post intends to cancel the weekend distribution business due to shortage of manpower.
Tokyo, September 12, according to the Asahi Shimbun website reported that due to shortage of manpower, the Japanese Ministry of General Affairs began to discuss the cancellation of weekend mail distribution letters, postcards and other business.
According to the postal law, Japan now implements the principle of distribution per household on a Saturday day and a daily basis. However, because of the shortage of manpower, the postmen have a very heavy workload. It is reported that Japan Post currently has an average of about 146,000 postmen working on Saturdays. In order to ensure delivery on a six-day basis, more than half of its staff often work late into the night. Meanwhile, due to the popularity of the Internet and e-mail, the total number of e-mails in 2017 was only about 17.2 billion, more than 30% less than the total number of e-mails in 2001 (about 26.2 billion).
Meanwhile, as of March 2018, Japan Post's net profit was only 1.5% of its total sales, and it was in poor operating condition. Cancellation of the weekend distribution business can also effectively reduce manpower costs and help them improve their business conditions. (compile: Yuan Meng reviewer: Chen Jianjun)
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