Awashima's 'Missing Post Office' opens London branch

National Jan 20, 2016

Awashima's 'Missing Post Office' opens London branch

by Woo Song Mi

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 received ...

Myanmar to get Japan Post model of efficient, fast mail

Business Dec 10, 2013

Myanmar to get Japan Post model of efficient, fast mail

by Hiroki Noda

An initiative has been launched to modernize Myanmar's postal system by introducing Japan's fast, efficient and precise services, in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic revitalization plans featuring exports of advanced technologies and services, especially to developing countries in Asia. Though the two sides ...

Postal symbol

Reference | SO WHAT THE HECK IS THAT May 21, 2013

Postal symbol

by Alice Gordenker

Dear Alice, This may seem like a stupid question, or too trivial a subject for you, but what the heck is the symbol that precedes the post code on every piece of domestic mail I receive here in Japan? I'm sure you know what I ...