Japan Post Network Co opened its first directly run convenience store JP Lawson at the Nihonbashi post office in central Tokyo Wednesday, in partnership with major industry player Lawson Inc. There are already convenience stores that offer services inside post offices, but JP Lawson is the first store under the direct management of Japan Post Network.
Japan Post Network Chairman Shigeo Kawa said the company will provide unique products at the new convenience store.
JP Lawson, a small-size outlet, offers regular convenience store items such as lunch boxes, beverages, magazines and daily goods, as well as post office character goods. The product lineup is one-fifth that of regular stores.
Japan Post Holdings Co, the parent of Japan Post Network, and Lawson formed a business tie-up in February this year.
Later in August, Japan Post Network will open directly operated convenience stores at five more post offices in the Tokyo metropolitan area.© JCN