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The design of international reply coupons will change from September 1 (Fri), 2017

August 30, 2017

International reply coupons of a new design will be on sale from September 1 (Fri), 2017.
The sales price is 150 yen per coupon. It can be exchanged for postage stamps, international postcards or aerogrammes worth 130 yen.
Please note that there is a deadline for exchanging the international reply coupons currently on sale.
If the international reply coupons purchased or sent from abroad have a description of the exchange deadline (A échanger jusqu'au 31.12.2017 (which means the exchange deadline is December 31, 2017)), please exchange them for postage stamps, etc. before the deadline.
Please note that international reply coupons cannot be exchanged after their respective exchange deadlines.

Exchange of international reply coupons

  Sales period Indication of exchangeable period Exchange, etc
1 Those sold on December 31, 2001, or before

No indication
  • Those sold in foreign countries
    Cannot be exchanged for postage stamps, etc.(※)
  • Those sold in Japan
    Can be exchanged for postage stamps, etc. for a certain period
  • The above is according to the revision of international rules of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
2 Those sold from January 1, 2002. to August 31, 2006

Until December 31, 2006 The exchangeable period has expired so they cannot be exchanged for postage stamps, etc.
3 Those sold from September 1, 2006. to August 31, 2009

Until December 31, 2009
4 Those sold from September 1, 2009. to August 31, 2013

Until December 31, 2013
5 Those sold from September 1, 2013. to August 31, 2017

Until December 31, 2017 Can be exchanged for postage stamps, etc. worth 130 yen a piece during the exchangeable period shown on the international reply coupon.
6 Those sold from September 1, 2017

Until December 31, 2021


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