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The following is the history of Japan Post from its establishment to today.
|April 20, 1871||Modern Postal Service Introduced|
|January 1, 1875||Government mail offices and mail handling offices renamed post offices|
|January 2, 1875||Postal Money Order Service established|
|May 2, 1875||Postal Savings Services inaugurated|
|December 22, 1885||Ministry of Communications established|
|March 1, 1906||Postal Giro Service inaugurated|
|October 1, 1916||Postal Life Insurance Services inaugurated|
|June 1, 1949||The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications established|
|January 6, 2001||In accordance with the Central Government Reform, Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, and Posts and Telecommunications (MPHPT) and Postal Service Agency established|
|April 1, 2003||Japan Post established|
|January 23, 2006||Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. established|
|October 1, 2007||Japan Post Group(Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan Post Service Co., Ltd., Japan Post Network Co., Ltd., Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd. and Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd.)established|
|October 1, 2012||New Japan Post Group(Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan Post Co., Ltd., Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd. and Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd.)inaugurated|
(As of October 1, 2012)