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Notification of Revision of EMS and International Parcel Rates and Addition of Tentative Extra Charges

Transportation costs and delivery costs overseas have been rising significantly. To continue providing stable international mail service to our customers, some of our postal rates will be revised and tentative extra charges for EMS to some zones and international parcels handled as air mail will be added for the time being. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Revision 1: Services for which rates will be revised

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Revision 2: Change in the regional categories of rates for international parcels

The zones for EMS and international parcels will be unified into five zones.

(Former) EMS (Former) Parcels
First
Zone
Asia First
Zone
East Asia, Guam, Midway Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, etc.
Second
Zone I
Oceania, North America, Central America, Middle East Second
Zone
Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia
Second
Zone II
Europe Third
Zone
Oceania, Middle East, North America, Central America, West Indies, Europe
Third
Zone
South America, Africa Fourth
Zone
South America, Africa
(New) EMS/Parcels
First
Zone
China, South Korea, Taiwan
Second
Zone
Asia (excluding China, South Korea, Taiwan)
Third
Zone
Oceania, Canada, Mexico, Middle East, Europe
Fourth
Zone
U.S. (including Guam and other U.S. territories)
Fifth
Zone
Central and South America (excluding Mexico), Africa

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Revision 3: Addition of tentative extra charges for EMS and international parcels

Tentative extra charges will apply for EMS and international parcels (air) for the Third and Fourth Zones.
See here (Japanese only) for specific rates for the tentative extra charges.

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New rates table

EMS (Express Mail Service)

Rates effective June 1, 2022 (yen)

Weight Zone First Zone Second Zone Third Zone Fourth Zone Fifth Zone
Region China, South Korea, Taiwan Asia (excluding China, South Korea, Taiwan) Oceania, Canada, Mexico, Middle East, Europe U.S. (including Guam and other U.S. territories) Central and South America (excluding Mexico), Africa
Up to 500g 1,450 1,900 2,900 3,500 3,600
Up to 600g 1,600 2,150 3,100 3,700 3,900
Up to 700g 1,750 2,400 3,300 3,900 4,200
Up to 800g 1,900 2,650 3,500 4,100 4,500
Up to 900g 2,050 2,900 3,700 4,300 4,800
Up to 1kg 2,200 3,150 3,900 4,500 5,100
Up to 1.25kg 2,500 3,500 4,350 4,950 5,850
Up to 1.5kg 2,800 3,850 4,800 5,400 6,600
Up to 1.75kg 3,100 4,200 5,250 5,850 7,350
Up to 2kg 3,400 4,550 5,700 6,300 8,100
Up to 2.5kg 3,900 5,150 6,500 7,100 9,600
Up to 3kg 4,400 5,750 7,300 7,900 11,100
Up to 3.5kg 4,900 6,350 8,100 8,700 12,600
Up to 4kg 5,400 6,950 8,900 9,500 14,100
Up to 4.5kg 5,900 7,550 9,700 10,300 15,600
Up to 5kg 6,400 8,150 10,500 11,100 17,100
Up to 5.5kg 6,900 8,750 11,300 11,900 18,600
Up to 6kg 7,400 9,350 12,100 12,700 20,100
Up to 7kg 8,200 10,350 13,700 14,300 22,500
Up to 8kg 9,000 11,350 15,300 15,900 24,900
Up to 9kg 9,800 12,350 16,900 17,500 27,300
Up to 10kg 10,600 13,350 18,500 19,100 29,700
Up to 11kg 11,400 14,350 20,100 20,700 32,100
Up to 12kg 12,200 15,350 21,700 22,300 34,500
Up to 13kg 13,000 16,350 23,300 23,900 36,900
Up to 14kg 13,800 17,350 24,900 25,500 39,300
Up to 15kg 14,600 18,350 26,500 27,100 41,700
Up to 16kg 15,400 19,350 28,100 28,700 44,100
Up to 17kg 16,200 20,350 29,700 30,300 46,500
Up to 18kg 17,000 21,350 31,300 31,900 48,900
Up to 19kg 17,800 22,350 32,900 33,500 51,300
Up to 20kg 18,600 23,350 34,500 35,100 53,700
Up to 21kg 19,400 24,350 36,100 36,700 56,100
Up to 22kg 20,200 25,350 37,700 38,300 58,500
Up to 23kg 21,000 26,350 39,300 39,900 60,900
Up to 24kg 21,800 27,350 40,900 41,500 63,300
Up to 25kg 22,600 28,350 42,500 43,100 65,700
Up to 26kg 23,400 29,350 44,100 44,700 68,100
Up to 27kg 24,200 30,350 45,700 46,300 70,500
Up to 28kg 25,000 31,350 47,300 47,900 72,900
Up to 29kg 25,800 32,350 48,900 49,500 75,300
Up to 30kg 26,600 33,350 50,500 51,100 77,700

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International parcels (Air)

Rates effective June 1, 2022 (yen)

Weight Zone First Zone Second Zone Third Zone Fourth Zone Fifth Zone
Region China, South Korea, Taiwan Asia (excluding China, South Korea, Taiwan) Oceania, Canada, Mexico, Middle East, Europe U.S. (including Guam and other U.S. territories) Central and South America (excluding Mexico), Africa
Up to 1kg 2,050 2,500 3,350 3,400 4,550
Up to 2kg 2,750 3,700 5,000 5,100 7,250
Up to 3kg 3,450 4,900 6,650 6,800 9,950
Up to 4kg 4,150 6,100 8,300 8,500 12,650
Up to 5kg 4,850 7,300 9,950 10,200 15,350
Up to 6kg 5,550 8,500 11,600 11,900 18,050
Up to 7kg 6,250 9,700 13,250 13,600 20,750
Up to 8kg 6,950 10,900 14,900 15,300 23,450
Up to 9kg 7,650 12,100 16,550 17,000 26,150
Up to 10kg 8,350 13,300 18,200 18,700 28,850
Up to 11kg 8,850 13,950 19,300 19,900 30,650
Up to 12kg 9,350 14,600 20,400 21,100 32,450
Up to 13kg 9,850 15,250 21,500 22,300 34,250
Up to 14kg 10,350 15,900 22,600 23,500 36,050
Up to 15kg 10,850 16,550 23,700 24,700 37,850
Up to 16kg 11,350 17,200 24,800 25,900 39,650
Up to 17kg 11,850 17,850 25,900 27,100 41,450
Up to 18kg 12,350 18,500 27,000 28,300 43,250
Up to 19kg 12,850 19,150 28,100 29,500 45,050
Up to 20kg 13,350 19,800 29,200 30,700 46,850
Up to 21kg 13,850 20,450 30,300 31,900 48,650
Up to 22kg 14,350 21,100 31,400 33,100 50,450
Up to 23kg 14,850 21,750 32,500 34,300 52,250
Up to 24kg 15,350 22,400 33,600 35,500 54,050
Up to 25kg 15,850 23,050 34,700 36,700 55,850
Up to 26kg 16,350 23,700 35,800 37,900 57,650
Up to 27kg 16,850 24,350 36,900 39,100 59,450
Up to 28kg 17,350 25,000 38,000 40,300 61,250
Up to 29kg 17,850 25,650 39,100 41,500 63,050
Up to 30kg 18,350 26,300 40,200 42,700 64,850

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International parcels (SAL)

Rates effective June 1, 2022 (yen)

Weight Zone First Zone Second Zone Third Zone Fourth Zone Fifth Zone
Region China, South Korea, Taiwan Asia (excluding China, South Korea, Taiwan) Oceania, Canada, Mexico, Middle East, Europe U.S. (including Guam and other U.S. territories) Central and South America (excluding Mexico), Africa
Up to 1kg 1,900 2,300 2,800 2,900 3,500
Up to 2kg 2,500 3,000 4,000 4,100 5,400
Up to 3kg 3,100 3,700 5,200 5,300 7,300
Up to 4kg 3,700 4,400 6,400 6,500 9,200
Up to 5kg 4,300 5,100 7,600 7,700 11,100
Up to 6kg 4,800 5,700 8,600 8,700 12,300
Up to 7kg 5,300 6,300 9,600 9,700 13,500
Up to 8kg 5,800 6,900 10,600 10,700 14,700
Up to 9kg 6,300 7,500 11,600 11,700 15,900
Up to 10kg 6,800 8,100 12,600 12,700 17,100
Up to 11kg 7,300 8,700 13,600 13,700 18,300
Up to 12kg 7,800 9,300 14,600 14,700 19,500
Up to 13kg 8,300 9,900 15,600 15,700 20,700
Up to 14kg 8,800 10,500 16,600 16,700 21,900
Up to 15kg 9,300 11,100 17,600 17,700 23,100
Up to 16kg 9,800 11,700 18,600 18,700 24,300
Up to 17kg 10,300 12,300 19,600 19,700 25,500
Up to 18kg 10,800 12,900 20,600 20,700 26,700
Up to 19kg 11,300 13,500 21,600 21,700 27,900
Up to 20kg 11,800 14,100 22,600 22,700 29,100
Up to 21kg 12,300 14,700 23,600 23,700 30,300
Up to 22kg 12,800 15,300 24,600 24,700 31,500
Up to 23kg 13,300 15,900 25,600 25,700 32,700
Up to 24kg 13,800 16,500 26,600 26,700 33,900
Up to 25kg 14,300 17,100 27,600 27,700 35,100
Up to 26kg 14,800 17,700 28,600 28,700 36,300
Up to 27kg 15,300 18,300 29,600 29,700 37,500
Up to 28kg 15,800 18,900 30,600 30,700 38,700
Up to 29kg 16,300 19,500 31,600 31,700 39,900
Up to 30kg 16,800 20,100 32,600 32,700 41,100

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International parcels (Surface)

Rates effective June 1, 2022 (yen)

Weight Zone First Zone Second Zone Third Zone Fourth Zone Fifth Zone
Region China, South Korea, Taiwan Asia (excluding China, South Korea, Taiwan) Oceania, Canada, Mexico, Middle East, Europe U.S. (including Guam and other U.S. territories) Central and South America (excluding Mexico), Africa
Up to 1kg 1,800 2,100 2,500 2,600 2,700
Up to 2kg 2,200 2,600 3,100 3,300 3,400
Up to 3kg 2,600 3,100 3,700 4,000 4,100
Up to 4kg 3,000 3,600 4,300 4,700 4,800
Up to 5kg 3,400 4,100 4,900 5,400 5,500
Up to 6kg 3,800 4,600 5,500 6,100 6,200
Up to 7kg 4,200 5,100 6,100 6,800 6,900
Up to 8kg 4,600 5,600 6,700 7,500 7,600
Up to 9kg 5,000 6,100 7,300 8,200 8,300
Up to 10kg 5,400 6,600 7,900 8,900 9,000
Up to 11kg 5,800 7,000 8,300 9,500 9,600
Up to 12kg 6,200 7,400 8,700 10,100 10,200
Up to 13kg 6,600 7,800 9,100 10,700 10,800
Up to 14kg 7,000 8,200 9,500 11,300 11,400
Up to 15kg 7,400 8,600 9,900 11,900 12,000
Up to 16kg 7,800 9,000 10,300 12,500 12,600
Up to 17kg 8,200 9,400 10,700 13,100 13,200
Up to 18kg 8,600 9,800 11,100 13,700 13,800
Up to 19kg 9,000 10,200 11,500 14,300 14,400
Up to 20kg 9,400 10,600 11,900 14,900 15,000
Up to 21kg 9,800 11,000 12,300 15,500 15,600
Up to 22kg 10,200 11,400 12,700 16,100 16,200
Up to 23kg 10,600 11,800 13,100 16,700 16,800
Up to 24kg 11,000 12,200 13,500 17,300 17,400
Up to 25kg 11,400 12,600 13,900 17,900 18,000
Up to 26kg 11,800 13,000 14,300 18,500 18,600
Up to 27kg 12,200 13,400 14,700 19,100 19,200
Up to 28kg 12,600 13,800 15,100 19,700 19,800
Up to 29kg 13,000 14,200 15,500 20,300 20,400
Up to 30kg 13,400 14,600 15,900 20,900 21,000

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Press release materials regarding the revision of rates for EMS and international parcels

March 22, 2022: Extension of the applicable period of a tentative extra charge for EMS and addition of tentative extra charges for EMS and international parcels (Japanese only)

January 18, 2022: Revision of rates for EMS and international parcels (Japanese only)

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FAQs

Why is the revision of international mail rates necessary?

Transportation and delivery costs in the U.S. and in various other countries have risen significantly.
It has become difficult to secure profits needed to maintain the provision of Japan Post’s services under the current rates. Therefore, it has become necessary to revise international mail rates in order to cover increased costs.

For which types of international mail will the rates be revised?

The rates for EMS items and international parcels (airmail, SAL and surface mail) will be revised.

Why are the rates for the U.S. newly categorized as Zone 4?

The reason is that the cost of delivery to the U.S. has been increasing at a faster pace compared with other countries. Therefore, the rates for items sent to the U.S. are separated from the current zone and are set for a new zone (Zone 4). U.S. overseas territories such as Guam and Saipan are also integrated into Zone 4 because their delivery charges are the same as those applied to the U.S.

Will there be tentative extra charges?

Effective June 1, 2022, a tentative extra charge will also be added to international parcels (air mail only and limited to the Third and Fourth Zones) in addition to EMS to ensure space for loading mail on flights.

Is the tentative extra charge for EMS applied?

Apart from the present rates revision, it is possible that the tentative extra charge will be applied depending on the future reduction or resumption of airline route services due to the impact of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. An additional announcement will be made in that case.

When will the rates be revised?

The new rates are scheduled to be applied from Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

When was the last time the rates for EMS and international parcels were revised?

The last time the rates for EMS and surface parcels to some zones were revised was June 2016, so this the first revision in six years.
The last time the rates for other international parcels were revised was January 1994, which was 28 years ago.

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