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Letter (first class mail)

Major optional services for standard size postal item and nonstandard size postal item

Convenient optional services such as registered mail are available.

  • Express mail

    Express mail is available for items in a hurry.
    New special express mail is also available for items in extreme hurry.

  • Registered mail

    Process from acceptance to delivery is recorded, and the amount of actual damage is compensated should the items are damaged or unsent.
    Perfect for sending valuables; feel assured with precautions against unexpected troubles.

  • Certification of acceptance time

    Acceptance time of the postal item is certified.

    • Certification of acceptance time is available only for registered mail (excluding simplified registration).
  • Delivery certification

    The fact that the postal item is delivered is certified.

    • Certification of delivery is available only for registered mail (excluding simplified registration).
  • Certification of contents

    The content of postal items is certified with a certification form.

    • Certification of contents is available only for registered mail (excluding simplified registration).
  • Acceptance-recorded mail

    The acceptance of the postal item is recorded.

  • ID confirmation delivery service

    Postal items are issued only to the addressee or the proxy designated by the sender. ID confirmation delivery service is available only for registered mail (excluding simplified registration).

  • Cash on delivery

    The amount of charge designated by the sender is received from the addressee at the time of delivery and the money is sent to the sender in a prescribed method. Cash on delivery with the amount to be collected of 300,000 yen or more is available only for registered mail (excluding simplified registration).

  • Delivery date-specified mail

    The date of delivery can be designated to suit the convenience of the user.



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