Tokyo - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

When ordering from the US - DPO and pouch. When mailing out I almost always used the Japanese Post; it was faster and more reliable in my experience than the DPO. The prices were reasonable and overall I just found it much more convenient than trying to mail from the Embassy. - Nov 2020


DPO is great - Mar 2019


DPO is super quick. Local mail seems fine and easy enough if you have some Japanese. - Jun 2018


The Embassy has a DPO, though local mail also works well. - Mar 2018


DPO, and a good local services too. - Mar 2017


Through DPO at the Embassy. - Feb 2014


Through the DPO. - Apr 2013


APO - Jan 2011


We had APO at the embassy. - Oct 2008


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