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•. The Financial Times reports this morning that "DoorDash has launched in Japan, marking the company’s first foray into the Asian market and the latest move by a big delivery group to expand globally in an effort to tap a pandemic-driven boom in demand.

"DoorDash, the US market leader, said the move would give it access to one of the most 'restaurant-dense countries in the world.' although it would start relatively small. Emulating its US strategy, where it first focused on suburban areas outside major cities, DoorDash said it had enlisted 'hundreds' of restaurants in Sendai, a city north of Tokyo with a population of about 1million."