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Request to send Christmas cards early this year

October 14, 2020

Every year, we announce the deadlines for sending Christmas mail, including cards to be delivered by Christmas day. The deadlines are announced in early December for airmail and late October for surface. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, however, our acceptance of various international mail items has been temporarily suspended. In addition, due to the ongoing reduction of flights, delivery delays have been experienced for mail destined to countries and territories which have not temporarily suspended acceptance of inbound mail. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you send Christmas mail earlier than usual this year.
We also wish to ask for your understanding that, as the situation in Japan and abroad continues to evolve, there is a possibility that mail may not be delivered by Christmas. Timely delivery by Christmas will depend on the specific situation in each destination country and territory, the available delivery methods and the possibility of further reduction of flights.

For details on the current status concerning the acceptance of mail items destined to countries and territories worldwide and for information about delivery delays, please check here.


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