Japan Still Accepting International Mail, Says U.S. Postal Service

Mar 16, 2011, 16:47 ET from U.S. Postal Service

Mailers Should Expect Significant Delivery Delays, Especially to Northern Japan

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the tragic events as a result of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, the postal administration of Japan continues to accept all types of international mail.

Mailers are advised, however, to expect delays in the delivery of all types of mail sent to Japan and in the transmission of information on Express Mail International items and Priority Mail International parcels.  Significant delays could be experienced for items addressed to northern Japan, including Sapporo, Sendai, Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima, and Ibaraki.

Additional information and updates regarding acceptance and movement of international mail to these areas are posted online at usps.com/communications/news/serviceupdates.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $67 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 29th in the 2010 Fortune 500. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service



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