Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry :

1345-tokyo-chamber-of-commerce-japan-stamp-1978Issued by Japan

Issued on Aug 28, 1978

Issued for : A 50-yen postage stamp commemorating the Centenary of Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been issued on Aug. 28, 1978.

Design : A ancient building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the symbol mark of the 100th anniversary of the foundation.

Designer : Mr. Takao Yamanouchi

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 Yen

Stamp Size : 25.0 mm x 33.5 mm

Quantity Issued : 26,000,000 stamps

Printing Process : Photogravure

About : 

  • We can see the beginning of Japan‘s chamber of commerce and industry in the Edo Chokaisho which is opened by Lord Sadanobu Matsudaira in 1791, but the basis of the chamber of commerce and industry today was established with the inauguration of the Tokyo Shoko Kalgisho (Tokyo Chamber of Commerce) in March 1878, followed by the opening of similar chambers in Osaka and Kobe in August and October the same year.
  • The chambers of commerce and industry since then have undergone changes in set-up and lines of business but they have been contributing to the progress of respective areas by coping flexibly with changes in economic conditions and circumstances.
  • The chambers of commerce and industry today are being managed under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Law enacted in 1953. They are comprehensive regional economic organizations designed to promote the commerce and industry and push ahead with various projects for the improvement of welfare in respective areas.
  • At present, there are 475 chambers of commerce and industry in Japan. All of them are under the wing of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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