Japan Post asks us to inform the designated operators of other UPU member countries that Kumamoto Prefecture has been severely affected by the strong earthquakes which have occurred in Japan since Thursday, 14 April 2016.

The earthquakes have caused major disruption of rail and road transport in the affected area and neighbouring regions.

The postcode areas affected by these earthquakes are as follows:

860xxxx – 869xxxx (Kumamoto Prefecture)

880xxxx – 889xxxx (Miyazaki Prefecture)

890xxxx – 899xxxx (Kagoshima Prefecture)

Delays are being experienced in the transport of all inbound/outbound mail items (letters, parcels and EMS) in these areas.

Japan Post thanks designated postal operators for their understanding and cooperation and will update them via EmIS as soon as the situation returns to normal.