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D-mail/P-mail

These are postal items that are charged on the basis of a special fee in cases when one sender sends a large number of printed matters (more than 300 items at once) or small packets (more than 50 items at once).

Feature of D-mail (priority bulk airmail)

  • This is a highly beneficial fee that applies when a large number of items is sent at once, for example, up to 2kg of printed matters (DM etc) or up to 2 kg of small packets with overseas mail-order goods.
  • For example, in case of printed matters sent by Airmail, the maximum discount could be up to about 39%.
  • The items will be handled as priority ones when delivered by Airmail.

Details About Printed Matters

Details About Small Packets

Feature of P-mail (nonpriority bulk airmail)

  • This is a highly beneficial fee that applies when a large number of items are sent at once, such as up to 5kg of printed matters (DM etc) or up to 2 kg of small packets with overseas mail-order goods, that allow taking a little bit longer until the delivery.
  • Comparing to D-mail, it takes several more days until the delivery.

Details About Printed Matters

Details About Small Packets

Rates

When sending a large quantity of printed matter, you can save costs comparing to sending individually.

Service Details (Size/Weight)

  D-mail/P-mail
Maximum size Minimum size
Dimension

Length + Width + Thickness = 90 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm)
provided the maximum length is 60 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm).

a (length): 60 cm
a + b + c = 90 cm

Length: 14 cm
Width: 9 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm)

Rolled items:
Length + twice the Diameter = 104 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm)
provided the maximum length is 90 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm).

a (length): 90 cm
a + 2b = 104 cm

Rolled items:
Length + twice the Diameter = 17 cm,
provided the minimum length is 10 cm.

a (length): 10cm
a + 2b = 17cm

Weight

D-mail: up to 2kg
P-mail: up to 5kg

※It applies even when the items are of different shape and volume.

Usage Requirements

  D-mail (priority bulk airmai) P-mail (nonpriority bulk airmail)
Type of Mail

Printed matters and small packets

Number of items sent

Number of items sent at once

Printed matters Over 300 items
Small packets Over 50 items

Preliminary Classification etc.
  • Please classify your items by receiving country (region) and special service, according to the instructions by the relevant post office.
  • Please clearly write a receiving country name (region) as well as “航空割引 (Airmail Discount)” in the form issued by the relevant post office and bundle or attach it to your postal items.
  • Please classify your items by receiving country (region) and special service, according to the instructions by the relevant post office.
  • Please clearly write a receiving country name (region) as well as “航空特割 (Special Airmail Discount)” in the form issued by the relevant post office and bundle or attach it to your postal items.
Postal Items Display Method

Please write the following in the left upper part of your postal item.

  • For Printed Matters
    “Air Mail” and “Printed Matter”
    (OR “Par avion” and “Imprimé”)
  • For Small Packets
    “Air Mail” and “Small Packet”
    (OR “Par avion” and “Petit Pãcket”)

Please write the following in the left upper part of your postal item.

  • For Printed Matters
    “Printed Matter” and “航空非優先 (Air Mail, Non-Priority)”
    (OR “Imprimé” and “航空非優先 (Air Mail, Non-Priority)”
  • For Small Packets
    “Small Packet” and “航空非優先 (Air Mail, Non-Priority)”
    (OR: “Petit Pãcket” and “航空非優先 (Air Mail, Non-Priority)”

※ If you can bundle your items together with the completed form that states “Special Airmail Discount” as a classification, writing “Airmail, Non-Priority” can be omitted.

Payment Method

It applies to items paid for using one of the following methods: payment of postage without affixed postage stamps, payment of postage by the use of a franking machine or post-payment of postage.

Submission Schedule

Please submit your items according to the schedule established by the relevant post office.

Optional Services

Only “Registered Mail” can be added as an optional service.

Handling Post Office
Region Prefecture Handling Post Office
Kanto Saitama Saitama Shintoshin Post Office
Gunma Tatebayashi Post Office
Chiba Narita Post Office
Kanagawa Ayase Post Office, Kawasaki-higashi Post Office, Kawasaki-minato Post Office and Yokohama-minato Post Office
Tokyo Akasaka Post Office, Ushigome Post Office, Osaki Post Office, Kanda Post Office, Ginza Post Office, Kojimachi Post Office, Koishikawa Post Office, Shinagawa Post Office, Shiba Post Office, Shibuya Post Office, Shinjuku Post Office, Shinjuku-kita Post Office, Takanawa Post Office, Tokyo International Post Office, Toshima Post Office, Nihonbashi Post Office, Harumi Post Office, Hongo Post Office and Yoyogi Post Office
Chubu Niigata Nagaoka Post Office and Niigata Chuo Post Office
Nagano Nagano-higashi Post Office and Matsumoto-minami Post Office
Aichi Nagoya Chuo Post Office and Nagoya-naka Post Office
Kinki Kyoto Kyoto Chuo Post Office
Osaka Osaka-kita Post Office, Osaka International Post Office, Osaka-nishi Post Office, Osaka-higashi Post Office , Osaka-minami Post Office and Suminoe Post Office
Hyogo Kobe Chuo Post Office
Kyushu, Okinawa Fukuoka Kitakyushu Chuo Post Office, Shin-Fukuoka Post Office, Hakata Post Office and Fukuoka Chuo Post Office
Okinawa Naha Chuo Post Office

Notes

Postal items preliminary classification method and other details can vary depending on the Post Office. Please seek advice in the relevant office in advance.



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