Japan promotes duty-free delivery service

Japanese tourism officials are looking to improve the experience of overseas visitors by expanding an international home-delivery service for duty-free purchases.

Japan Tourism Agency officials launched the service in 2016, but suspect few businesses are taking part.

They have been working with shops at Haneda Airport in Tokyo this week to highlight the system. The shops are offering the service to people from South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Travelers hand their purchases over at a designated counter before heading to the departure lobby.

A visitor from Hong Kong said she is happy that she does not have to carry luggage.

The agency will use the results of the week-long trial to expand the service nationwide.