Handling everything from bank accounts, insurance to new year greetings cards, sometimes it feels like mailing a letter is the last thing you do at the yūbinkyoku (post office).

Marked by its distinctive “〒” symbol, Japan Post (JP) has been a mainstay of busy shopping areas, cities, suburbs and villages since 1871. Taking inspiration from the then-General Post Office in the United Kingdom, the Japanese post office provides a n easy way for you to connect with friends and family across the country and abroad.

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