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Revision of International Postage Rates on April 1st, 2021, Japan time (GMT+9)

2021.02.16
Revision of International Postage Rates on April 1st, 2021, Japan time (GMT+9)
 
[[[[[ Japan Post has made the following announcement: "The delivery charges for international mail, paid from the sender's country to the receipient's country, had been set rather low by the UPU convention, considering the circumstances of developing countries. However, an amendment was adopted that allows the charges, especially for small packets, to be increased significantly in order to enable countries like the United States to cover their delivery costs.
At Japan Post, we had kept our international postal charges at the same level since revising our postal rates in March 1996. However, to ensure a stable international postal service, we have decided to revise some international postal charges. Your understanding of this necessary revision is much appreciated."
 
Due to this change, our shipping & handling fee will change (by area) from April 1st, 2021 (For all orders "shipping" after April 1st. - The shipping & handling charges will be changed for orders we get before April 1st.)
Also, you can select four types of shipping methods: Air-Mail, EMS, Registered Air-Mail, or Registered SAL. ]]]]]
 
 
Our Policy on "Shipping & Handling Rates" will change as follows:
We recommend delivery via EMS (Express Mail Service-registered)/DHL for a faster and safer delivery.
Please check the box for 'Sending by EMS'.
All parcels heavier than 2 kilograms (more than 17 CD's) will be shipped via EMS, because for a parcel weight over 2 kilograms, the EMS shipping cost is actually lower than regular airmail, not to mention it being faster and safer.
Regular air mail will be sent as a small package.(Under 2 kg)
 
COUNTRIES except Japan : Add $5.90(Asia)/$7.00(Oceania, Canada, Central America, Middle East, Europe)/$7.90(South America, Africa)/$9.90(The United States (including overseas territories like Guam)) in shipping and handling charges for the first CD and $1.50 for each additional CD(for multiple CD sets add postage for each disc) ($1.20 for Registered SAL).
For EMS(registered) mail an additional fee of $15.50 is applied.
Over 17 CD's(ship by EMS) will be automatically changed to shipping by EMS.
 
Please note: All mail packages are shipped at the customer's risk.
We will NOT be responsible for any losses if you choose to ship with "Airmail (unregistered)".
 
JAPAN : Add $5.80 in shipping and handling charges to all areas of Japan.
All mail packages are shipped at the customer's risk.
 
We do not calculate or charge you for local duties or taxes on non-JAPAN shipments. You are responsible for paying any taxes, duties, or customs fee charged by your local government. Please check with your local post office for more information.
 
All orders except Japan may be expected to arrive within 5-14 business days for Air-Mail/ around 1-3 weeks for Registered SAL.
Japan orders will arrive in 2-7 days.
 
Please ensure that you have entered your address correctly. You will be charged for shipping if we have to re-ship an item because of an address error on your part.
 
In the event that an order is shipped by EMS(Registared Air Mail) is lost en route, we must wait for the claim to be processed. This may take up to 6 months.