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7 Post Office and Delivery Company Services

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1 Residence management system

2 The Family registry system

3 Seal Registrations

4 Housing

5 Water, Gas, Electricity & Telephone Services

6 Disposal of Garbage

7 Post Office and Delivery Company Services

8 Banks

9 Traffic

10 Taxation

11 Employment

12 National Health Insurance

13 National Pension Plan

14 Neighborhood Association

15 Disaster Prevention, Fire & Medical Emergencies

16 Traffic Accidents

17 Childcare

18 Welfare

19 Health checkups for adults

20 Educations

21 Medical Information

22 Counseling and support services

Information of facilities

23 City/Town Halls and related facilities

24 School & Educational Institutions

25 Other public facilities

26 Refuge (Shelter)

27 Medical Institutions

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7-1 Post office

(1)    Types of domestic mail
Standard postcards are 63 yen, and standard envelopes (9 to 12 cm wide x 14 to 23.5 cm long and less than 1 mm thick) are 84 yen up to 25 g and 94 yen up to 50 g. 
For other standards, see the Japan Post website.

(2) International mail
If you send a post card from Japan to overseas, it costs 70 yen no matter where you send it to anywhere in the world. When sending letters and luggage, there are methods such as airmail, sea mail, SAL (economic airmail), and EMS (International Express Mail). Shipping methods and prices vary depending on the type of package, shipping destination, and the number of days required for delivery. For more information, please see the Japan Post homepage.

(3) International remittance
There are two types of overseas remittance methods at post offices: gRemittance to addressh and gRemittance to account/transfer between accountsh. gRemittance to addressh is to send foreign exchange documents to foreign addresses. gRemittance to account/Remittance between accountsh is to transfer money to a foreign payeefs transfer account or bank account.

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7-2 Delivery companies
A number of companies also offer delivery services. You can send items from your home, convenience store and various outlets to all of the country and overseas.

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