Awashima's 'Missing Post Office' opens London branch

Jan 20, 2016

Awashima's 'Missing Post Office' opens London branch

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A poste restante, or general delivery, service in Japan started a “branch” in central London on Tuesday, accepting letters addressed to anyone or anything. The original “Missing Post Office” is located on the small island of Awashima in the Seto Inland Sea and has ...

Aichi letter swaps deepen ties with Philippine kids

| Nov 30, 2015

Aichi letter swaps deepen ties with Philippine kids

Students in Aichi Prefecture are exchanging letters and pictures with children in the Philippines as part of a mutual understanding project led by a Nagoya-based nonprofit organization working in the impoverished nation. The International Children’s Action Network, based in Naka Ward, launched the project ...

Sorry! Town of Gomen holds letter of apology contest

Oct 14, 2015

Sorry! Town of Gomen holds letter of apology contest

Sorry is not the hardest word for the town of Gomen, Kochi Prefecture, whose name says it all. Playing on the Japanese word gomen (sorry), the town is holding an annual letter-of-apology contest for people who know they should have said it to their ...