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History

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)

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