Saturday, November 13, 2010

Japan Post Suspending US Shipping

No news is sometimes good news! Sadly, my first post back after a week of insanity (I've just become a middle school English teacher, which is both exciting and a lot of work!) is some bad news for any Americans who buy kimono, obi, or just about anything else from anyone in Japan:

In what will hopefully be a very temporary move, the Japanese postal system is going to stop shipping packages over 16 oz. to U.S. destinations November 17th this year.

Citing terrorist concerns, SAL, airmail, and EMS are being shut down as of the 17th until further notice. The Japanese original notice is here.

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