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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

 Post offices offer several services such as postal, financial and insurance services. There are two kinds of post offices, ordinary and special offices.

(1) Domestic Postal Rates
Post cards of standard-size:62 yen, First-class letters of standard-size (14 to 23.5 cm in length, 9 to 12 cm in width) 82 yen up top 25g and 92 yen up to 50g.

(2) International mail
There are airmail, surface mail, economy air (SAL) mail, EXM (express mail service) and international electronic mail. Cost of postcard by air mail is 70 yen to all over the world, and that of an air letter is 90 yen. Costs of others depend on the weight and their destination.

(3) Oversea remittance
International postal money order is used for oversea remittance. You can select ordinary money order or telegraphic money order. While the former is by air mail and is less expensive, the latter is on line and expensive.

(4) Monetary services
When you open a post office savings account, you should bring passport or 
a resident card and seal (or sign).

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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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