Japan Post to End Temporary Ban on Airmail Packages Over a Pound to the US

On December 1, 2010, the Japan Post will end its temporary ban on shipping packages over 1 pound (453 grams) shipped airmail to the US and its territories.

Official press release

The Japan Times (English)

Thanks to Sophie for the information!

Addendum from a friend who went to the post office: “There’s still a processing delay which causes everything to take three days longer. The sign said the delay would be in effect from Dec. 1- 31. So, if you’re sending airmail for Christmas get it out before Dec. 10th.”

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