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Japan Times
Jul 22, 2014
O-chūgen: Hand-picked gourmet gifts courtesy of the postman
Even though the Japanese didn't invent the idea of exchanging gifts, they seem to be doing everything they can to convince themselves that they did. This is a culture, after all, that celebrates Christmas without Jesus, piles White Day on top of Valentine's Day, and has developed a whole species of cloth...
Feb 27, 2014
Costly revamp in the works at Japan Post
Japan Post Holdings Co. is planning a massive investment to refurbish and reorganize its outlets and operations in its three-year management plan from fiscal 2014.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2013
Postal employees carry extra burden during the holiday season
Sales quotas make postal employees' lives miserable at the end of the year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 19, 2013
Japan Post, bank, insurer all plan IPOs in 2015
Japan Post Holdings Co. plans to go public together with its banking and insurance units in spring 2015, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Sep 14, 2013
Japan Post plans first price hikes in 20 years to offset sales tax increase
Japan Post Co. plans to raise prices for the first time in 20 years if the administration proceeds with the first stage of the consumption tax hike next April, officials said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 26, 2013
Japan Post makes foray into support services for elderly
Japan Post Co. said Monday it will begin offering support services for the elderly in October by making use of its mail delivery network, stepping beyond its postal, savings and insurance businesses for the first time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 26, 2013
Aflac wins wider access to Japan Post's insurance sales network
Japan Post Holdings Co., the country's biggest holder of bank deposits, will start selling more insurance products by Aflac Inc., the largest provider of supplemental health insurance.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2013
Japan Post to expand Aflac alliance
Japan Post Group plans to expand its business collaboration with American Family Life Assurance Co. (Aflac) by sharply increasing sales outlets handling the U.S. insurer's cancer policies.
Japan Times
May 18, 2012
Japan Post would prefer to let sleeping dogs, and accounts, lie
With a trillion yen sitting dormant, government is eyeing so-called sleeping savings accounts and banks are getting nervous.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Dec 8, 2011
New era for New Year's cards
It'll be nengajo time soon, and clever entrepreneurs have got you covered.
Sep 5, 2011
Japan in a European club?
Hitherto unknown and self-styled "loach" Yoshihiko Noda must learn to swim in an ocean of problems as Japan's new prime minister of the year. He has more than a plateful of domestic issues, but he should also realize, as his predecessors forgot, that Japan needs to re-engage the world if it is to find...
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2010
Post office attempts to reverse non-regular employment trend
Japan Post bucks the trend toward non-regular employees by offering its workers a shot at regular employment.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals