Japan

Japan is an island state comprising of 4 main islands and 3000 smaller ones.  It is situated east of the South Korean peninsula.  Its western coasts are the Sea of Japan and the Korea Strait.  Tokyo is its capital.  It has the world’s most powerful economy.  It is often referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun.  Since the end of the 2nd World War Japan has had a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, headed by an Emperor, since 1989, Emperor Akihito.

In 1870, after Baron Maeshima visited Great Britain in order to learn how the British postal system worked, he founded Japan’s postal system and in 1871 the first Japanese stamps were issued.  Until 1947, a chrysanthemum appeared on every Japanese stamp.  According to UPU regulations, Japanese stamps started including the name “NIPPON” as well as the Latin character denominations on the stamps.

1876

Various Symbols Series

Japan 116 G601

SG # 116

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 113 G602

SG # 113

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 114 G602

SG # 114

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 117 G602

SG # 117

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 115 G602

SG # 115

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 120 G602

SG # 120

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-88-AJ44

SG # 88

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 121 G602

SG # 121

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 122

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1894

Emperor’s Silver Wedding Series

Japan 126 G602

SG # 126

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1899

Chrysanthemum Series

Japan-132-AJ45

SG # 132

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 133 G602

SG # 133

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 134

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 136 G602

SG # 136

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 137 G602

SG # 137

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 138 G602

SG # 138

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 139 G602

SG # 139

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 141

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 144 G602

SG # 144

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 146 G602

SG # 146

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 147 G602

SG # 147

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 148 G602

SG # 148

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1914

Symbols of Japan Series

SG # 167

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 168

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 232

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 170 G603

SG # 170

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 298 G603

SG # 298

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 172 G603

SG # 172

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 300 G603

SG # 300

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 302 G607

SG # 302

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 175 G603

SG # 175

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 176 G603

SG # 176

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 236 G605

SG # 236

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 178 G603

SG # 178

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-179-AJ43

SG # 179

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-238-AN33

SG # 238

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Japan 181 G607

SG # 181

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 239

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 309 G603

SG # 309

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1922

Mount Fuji & Sika Deer Series

Japan 293 G605

SG # 293

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 266 G606

SG # 266

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 267 G606

SG # 303

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 305

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan 268 G605

SG # 268

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1926

Various Scenes Series

Japan 241 G605

SG # 241

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 242

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Japan-243-AN33

SG # 243

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 304

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1937

Various Scenes Series

Japan-314-AN33

SG # 314

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 392

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d44-10

SG # 317

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-322-AJ43

SG # 322

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 327

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-328-AJ43

SG # 328

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1942

Various Scenes Series

Japan-419-AJ45

SG # 419

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1946

Various Scenes Series

Japan-428a-AJ45

SG # 428a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-431-AJ44

SG # 431

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-434a-AJ44

SG # 434a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1947

Various Scenes Series

SG # 446

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 447

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1948

Various Scenes Series (without Chrysanthemum)

SG # 468

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Various Scenes Series

SG # 488

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 490

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 493

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 506

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1950

Various Scenes Series (Noughts “oo” for Sen after value)

SG # 595

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 596

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1951

Air Series

Japan-627-AN32

SG # 627

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-628-AN32

SG # 628

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-629-AN32

SG # 629

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1952

Various Scenes Series (Without noughts “oo” for Sen after value)

Japan-654-AJ44

SG # 654

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Japan-655-AN33

SG # 655

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-656-AN33

SG # 656

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 657

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 658

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 659

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-661-AJ45

SG # 661

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-664-AN33

SG # 664

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-665-AJ45

SG # 665

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 666

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-667-AJ44

SG # 667

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-668.1-AP90

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-668-AP90

SG # 668

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-669-AN33

SG # 669

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 670

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1953

Air Series

SG # 707

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 708

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-709-AN31

SG # 709

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1961

Various Scenes Series

SG # 860

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 862

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 866

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1966

Various Scenes Series (Inscribed NIPPON)

SG # 1049

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1053-AN31

SG # 1053

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1054-AN34

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-1054.1-AN34

SG # 1054

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1056.1-AN34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-1056-AN34

SG # 1056

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1057-AN31

SG # 1057

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1058

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1061-AN33

SG # 1061

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 1066

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1067-AN32

SG # 1067

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1069.1-AN34

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan-1069-AN34

SG # 1069

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1070-AN31

SG # 1070

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1969

New Year’s Greeting Series

SG # 1190

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1971

Various Scenes Series (Inscribed NIPPON)

SG # 1228

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1230-AN32

SG # 1230

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1232

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1233-AN31

SG # 1233

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1234-AJ44

SG # 1234

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1235-AN33

SG # 1235

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1236-AN32

SG # 1236

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1237-AN32

SG # 1237

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1238

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1239-AN33

SG # 1239

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1240a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1241-AN32

SG # 1241

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1243

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1245-AJ43

SG # 1245

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1248

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1249

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1972

National Afforestation Campaign Series

Japan-1293-AN31

SG # 1293

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Postal Codes Campaign 5th Series

SG # 1297

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

27th National Athletic Meeting Series

Japan-1307-AN34

SG # 1307

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1975

National Land Afforestation Campaign Series

Japan-1397-AN32

SG # 1397

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1978

Centenary of 1st Chambers of Commerce Series (Tokyo and Osaka)

Japan-1504-AN34

SG # 1504

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1979

International Correspondence Week Series

Japan-1546-AN34

SG # 1546

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1980

Various Scenes Series

SG # 1583

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1584-AP90

SG # 1584

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1585

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1586

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1589-AP90

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1589-AN31

SG # 1589

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1590

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1594

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1597

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1598-AJ44

SG # 1598

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1601-AJ44

SG # 1601

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1981

Letter Writing Day Series

Japan-1633-AN32

SG # 1633

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Energy Conservation Series

Japan-1636-AN33

SG # 1636

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1983

Modern Western-style Architecture 9th Series

SG # 1696

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1984

Modern Western-style Architecture 10th Series

SG # 1732

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 1733

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Philatelic Week Series

Japan-1739-AN34

SG # 1739

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1985

Traditional Crafts (5th Series) – Hakata Clay figurines and Nambu iron ware

Japan-1805-and-1806-AP90

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1805-AP90

SG # 1805

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-1806-AP90

SG # 1806

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Telegraph Stamps

Japan-Telegraph-stamp-AJ44

No ref in SG

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Japan-Telegraph-stamp-AJ45

No ref in SG

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

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