Japanese Retailer Is Using Drones To Make Deliveries To Fukushima

Japanese Retailer Is Using Drones To Make Deliveries To Fukushima
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A drone delivery went to a resident in Miniamisoma, an area that is still recovering from the Fukushima nuclear incident

Zack Palm
  • 3 november 2017

Fukushima is still recovering, slowly, from the nuclear meltdown that took place on March 11, 2011. Some locations have not entirely recovered, such as Miniamisoma, which is roughly 16 miles away from the nuclear reactor where the incident took place. Many local residents still do not have access to convenience items, which prompted Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten to partner with convenience store chain Lawson to send in a supply delivery by drone.

The first drone delivery took place on October 31 and consisted of friend chicken and croquettes, which were sent to an older gentleman. Rakuten plans to launch a six-month drone delivery program for the Fukushima area. If the project proves successful, the company wants to make it a long term deal.

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Fukushima is still recovering, slowly, from the nuclear meltdown that took place on March 11, 2011. Some locations have not entirely recovered, such as Miniamisoma, which is roughly 16 miles away from the nuclear reactor where the incident took place. Many local residents still do not have access to convenience items, which prompted Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten to partner with convenience store chain Lawson to send in a supply delivery by drone.

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