Rakuten Launches Japan's First Drone Commercial Delivery Service

July 5, 2019
by RNN

Rakuten and supermarket chain Seiyu announced launch of the first commercial drone delivery service to a remote island designed for general users in Japan.

This latest drone delivery project of Rakuten will take place on Sarushima island in Yokusuka city, Kanagawa prefecture, just south of Tokyo, which is a popular destination for barbeques and sightseeing.
The new service will deliver hundreds of products to the island including fresh foods, beverages, daily sundries and emergency supplies from Seiyu’s LIVIN Yokosuka store on the opposite bank.

- What makes this project different to Rakuten's previous drone delivery efforts?
- Hear what the first customers to experience the service thought!
- How did the Drone UGV Business Department realize this Japan-first service?

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