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Comparing shipping types

There are three shipping types for international mail: Airmail, Surface mail and Economy Air (SAL). Customers can choose rates and number of delivery days according to their individual needs.

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Shipping Type Features
Express Mail Service
(EMS)

Top priority among international mails is placed on this service! Posts will be delivered for approximately 2-4 days to addressee all over the world.

Details of Express Mail Service(EMS)

Airmail

Fees are relatively high since posts will be sent by air. Delivery will be made approximately 3 - 6 days.

Economy Air
(SAL)

This is a service where international mail is handled as surface mail in both Japan and the destination country and as airmail between the two countries. The service is faster than surface mail while the cost is lower than airmail.

  • SAL is only available for a limited number of countries and territories.

For details. please refer to Economy Air (SAL)

A list of countries for which SAL (economy class airmail) is available

  • It takes approximately 6 to 13 days for mail to arrive at the destination.
  • In some cases, it may take longer due to the handling system of the destination country.
Surface Mail

Sent by surface. While delivery takes 1 to 3 months, the rates are reasonable.

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