October 07, 2013

Japan post may increase postage stamp rates ahead of next April sales tax hike



Picture: Japan Post delivering letters




"The internal affairs ministry said it intends to change an ordinance that would allow Japan Post Co. to raise postage rates to cushion itself from the impact of next April’s sales tax hike.The revision could raise the cost of sending a letter weighing 25 grams or less to ¥82 from ¥80, which would be the first postal rate hike in around 20 years, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry announced Friday."







Source:Japan Post set to raise mail prices
Oct 5th 2013
Japan Times

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