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02. Postal Services and Express courier Service

Postal Service Information in English: (0570)046-111

Mon. thru Fri. 8am to 10pm, Sat. & Sun. 9 am to 7pm

 

Post Offices and Stamps vendors are marked by the sign

You can find your local Post Offices by looking for the post office sign on the building.

 

Here are some of the locations:

·         Onna-son Central Post Office (恩納郵便局)

Address: 2583-1 Aza Onna, Onnna-son, 904-0411

TEL: 098-966-8327

 

·         Nakadomari Post Office (仲泊郵便局)

Address : 107 Aza Nakadomari, Onna-son, 904-0415

TEL : 098-964-3096

 

·         Kin Post Office (金武郵便局)

Address: 57-2 Aza Kin, Kin Town, 904-1201

TEL: 098-968-2601

 

·         Ishikawa Higasihonna Post Office (東恩納郵便局)

Address: 594-3 Ishikawa Higashionnna, Uruma City, 904-1111

TEL: 098-964-2529

 

·         Irumina Post Office (伊良皆郵便局)

Address: 373-6 Aza Irumina, Yomitan Village, 904-0303

TEL: 098-956-1241

 

1)  Domestic Mail

i.        Letters

Postage is \80 for a standard domestic letter (up to 25g) and \50 for a standard domestic postcard.

ii.       Parcel

You can send packages of up to 30kg. The postal rate is slightly lower if you are sending printed material (e.g. books, magazines, newsletters, calendars, etc.) If you want this rate, tell the postal worker your package is a Printed Matter.

 

iii.      Registered Mail

With registered mail, you can track the progress of your letter or parcel. It is also possible to send cash through this service. To send cashyou must also purchase a cash registration envelop from the post office for \20.

 

2)  International Mail

Sending lettersparcelsand registered mail internationally is nearly the same as sending them domestically. Rates vary based on the destination, and as with domestic mail there is a discount for packages containing only printed matter. However, when sending something overseas, you must choose between several different ways of posting the letter or parcel. They are listed here in order of speed.

 

3)  EMS

EMS is the speediest way to send packages and documents abroad. EMS can be sent to over 120 countries and areas worldwide. Computerized tracking is also available for 40 countries and regions for a fee, as is insurance. Delivery speed differs between regions, but generally it takes only 2-4 days. You will need to fill out a special EMS envelope or label for your letter or package. These are available at the post office.

 

4)  Airmail

Airmail is the standard way to send overseas mail. Delivery speed depends on mail conditions in the destination country, but mail will generally arrive in 3-6 days. To send something by airmailsimply write "Airmail" on the packaging, or ask the post office staff for an airmail sticker

 

5)      Economy Air (SAL: space available)

Economy Air is a method by which parcels and printed matter are air transported abroad using open space on airplanes. This is less expensive than airmail and faster than surface mail. Delivery generally takes 6 to13days. To use this service, write "SAL" on the package, or ask the post office staff for an SAL sticker.

6)  Surface Mail

Surface mail is significantly cheaper than other methods. However, surface mail takes 1 to 3 months to reach its destination. Write “surface” on the package if you wish to use this method.

 

If you will send something important or valuable, or using surface, getting insured is recommended.

*Stamps are for sale at post offices, convenience stores, and other stores bearing the postal symbol. Boxes and padded envelopes are available at post offices for a charge. You can also use a regular carbon box for shipping.

 

7)      Express courier Service

 

Yamato takkyu bin ヤマト宅急便 (Yamato Transport)

Offers both domestic and international express courier service. Please visit the web site for further assistance.

http://www.kuronekoyamato.co.jp/english/index.html

 

Sagawa Express 佐川急便

Also offers the same services and Naha branch is the drop off point (commissioned business) for DHL courier.

http://www.sagawa-exp.co.jp/english/

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