Aspect | Logistical City

While Tokyo is justifiably renowned for its remarkable mass transit network, it has equally efficient and precise delivery systems — from the fleets of small trucks that service the city’s ubiquitous convenience stores at regular intervals during the day, enabling the compact stores to replenish their shelves and provide shoppers with fresh food, to the competing courier companies with their network of depots, trucks, vans and carts that allow customers to schedule receipt of goods any day of the week, wihin a three-hour window, morning till night. Distinctive retro taxis add yet another layer of transportation to the city, the pristine cabs moving passengers to their destinations in comfort and with typical Japanese efficiency.