Japan’s Postal Savings System

A postage stamp on the 100 Years of Post Office Savings :

1235 Savings Box and Coins [Japan Stamp 1975]Issued by Japan

Issued on Oct 24, 1975

Issued for : On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Japan’s postal savings system, a commemorative stamp was issued. This system is now enjoying the largest scale in the world : its deposit amounts to more than ¥21,000 billion and its business is handled by more than 20 thousand post offices in Japan.

Design : A savings box and coins

Designer : Mr. Takashi Shimizu

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Yen

Stamp Size : 22.5 mm x 33.0 mm

Quantity Issued : 40,000,000 stamps

About : 

  • To celebrate the Centenary of Postal Savings a 20 yen commemorative postage stamp was issued showing a savings box and the hard currencies.
  • In Japan the postal savings service was inaugurated on May 2, 1875 at 19 postal stations in TokyoYokohama area. In the early part of Meiji era (1868-1912) an evil custom to slight money survived the feudal society and people despised money savings. The postal savings system was established to replace the said evil custom by the habit of thrift and saving for the purpose of stabilize the livelihood of the people. Over a period of 100 years the system has made a steady progress as the easy and sure way to money saving and contributed to the stabilization of national economic life and the furtherance of social welfare. Now with the network of two million stations and the amount of over 21 billion yen in hand the postal savings service in Japan has grown up to be the largest in scale in the world.

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