Opening of Chino-Japanese Cable

A commemorative postage stamp on the Opening of ChinoJapanese Cable :

1266 Cable, Cable Ship, Map of East China Sea [Japan Stamp 1976]Issued by Japan

Issued on Oct 25, 1976

Issued for : To celebrate the opening of cable between People’s Republic of China and Japan a commemorative stamp was issued.

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 Yen

Stamp Size : 22.5 mm x 33.0 mm

Quantity Issued : 30,000,000 stamps

About : 

  • ChinoJapanese cable was opened on October 25, 1976 for the distance of about 850 kilometers between Shanghai and Reihokumachi, Kumamoto Prefecture. The agreement concerning the construction and preservation of cable was concluded on May 29, 1974 between Shanghai Post and Telegraph Bureau and the Kokusai Denshin Denwa Company Ltd., Japan based on the arrangement concerning the construction of Chino-Japanese cable concluded in May 1973 between the General Bureau of Telegraph, People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Japan. The cable service accomodates 480 circuits in terms of telephone and will greatly improve the communications between these two countries.

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