Mail Service to Japan May Be Delayed

The United States Postal Service has released the following bulletin regarding shipments to Japan:

Due to the massive earthquake that occurred in Japan March 12 that has affected mail delivery in the northern areas of the country — including the cities of Sapporo and Sendai — the Japan Postal Service Co., Ltd. is declaring a force majeure.

All inbound and outbound mail flows addressed in the following area have been affected. The offices of exchange are still operational but will not deliver mail from or to in many areas of the country, including Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima and Ibaraki. Postal delays also may occur in other areas due to diverted flights and worsening domestic traffic situations. Japan Post Service Co., Ltd. will keep designated operators informed of the situation.

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