Mailers Should Expect Significant Delivery Delays, Especially to Northern Japan
WASHINGTON — 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.