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Delivery condition of international postal items caused by the Pacific Ocean earthquake off the Tohoku region coast (8 April, 10:00)

April 8, 2011

Latest delivery condition of international postal items is as indicated below.
When the circumstances change, we will inform you of it accordingly.

  1. Postal items addressed to overseas destinations
    Transportation and delivery of postal items are as per usual.
  2. Postal items from abroad

    We cannot deliver postal items to addresses in the areas indicated below, which has resulted in traffic restrictions, no-entry areas, damage to our branch offices, and other adverse conditions.

    We are making every possible effort to ensure delivery of postal items to addressees, including checking at the evacuation centers to find the addressees because we consider that the postal network is one of the most important communication methods available.
    However, we would like to ask you to understand that certain items for which the addressees cannot be located in spite of all our efforts will have to be returned to the senders.
    Your kind understanding of our situation would be very much appreciated.

<The areas experiencing difficulty delivering postal items>

  1. Areas along the Pacific Ocean coast or to the neighboring inland areas of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures
  2. Some of areas where people have been instructed to evacuate or take shelter following the difficulty continuing at the Fukushima nuclear power plant

*Note: The areas experiencing difficulty delivering postal items are as given in the annex(PDF45kByte). However, delivery service is being carrying out in parts of the area depending on the situation.



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