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Time Certain Service

Time Certain Service

  • This is an EMS service to be delivered by the designated time on the following day. Available for Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China (Beijing/Shanghai).
  • Senders are notified of delivery completion via fax.
  • If EMS mail is not be delivered on time, the additional charges for this service are reimbursed.(except for unavoidable cases)

Temporary Suspension of Time Certain Service Explain

  • Due to the notification from destination post, Japan Post temporarily suspends acceptance of EMS Time Certain items for Beijing after April 14, 2011.
  • Due to the notification from destination post, Japan Post temporarily suspends acceptance of EMS Time Certain items for Singapore after April 24, 2012.

Additional charges

Following charges will be added to the regular EMS charge

China Hong Kong Singapore Rep. of Korea Taiwan
400yen 600yen 600yen 400yen 400yen

EMS List of Charges

Post Offices with Time Certain Service

Time Certain Service is available only at some post offices in Tokyo and Osaka.

Handling post office of Tokyo:

Tokyo International|Ginza|Nihonbashi|Kanda|Harumi|Kojimachi|Shiba|Akasaka|Takanawa|Ueno|
Asakusa|Hongou|Koishikawa|Shinjuku|Ushigome|Shinjuku-kita|Ochiai|Toshima|Shibuya|Yoyogi|
Tokyo Chuo|Kyobashi|Azabu

Handling post office of Osaka:

Osaka-Kita|Osaka-Minami|Osaka-Higashi|Osaka-Nishi|Osaka-Chuo

Search mail services

  • Currently in Osaka Time Certain services are available only for EMS to Hong Kong, Korea, China (Shanghai) and Singapore.

Countries and Areas with Time Certain Service

Service areas and delivery times vary depending on the country. Please refer to the conditions of each country listed below.

Hong KongSingaporeKorea
TaiwanShanghaiBeijing

  1. Time Certain mail cannot be accepted on Fridays (except in Singapore), Saturdays, Sundays, year-end and new year holidays, and Japanese national holidays.
  2. Due to weather or flight conditions, EMS may be suspended occasionally.Such cases can be checked with the above Temporary Suspension of Time Certain Service.
  3. In addition, the service is also not available onthe day before a holiday in any of the designated countries.Please be sure to confirm holidays of the designated countries.

List of holidays in countries and areas covered by Time Certain Service

Check rates and delivery days

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