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 Japan’s Admission to ITU
October 13, 1979

Japan’s Admission to ITU

A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of Japan‘s Admission to International Telecommunication Union (I.T.U.) :

Union Internationale des Télécommunications (UIT)Issued by Japan

Issued on Oct 13, 1979

Issued for : The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has more than 150 member nations and is head-quartered in Geneva. As our nation in 1879, a centennial ceremony was held on the 13th of October in Tokyo and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications issued a commemorative postage stamp.

Design : The letters ITU formed by light-fibers and the globe.

Designer : Mr. Minoru Hisano

Colour : Multicolour

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 50 Yen

Perforation : 13½

Printing Process : Lithograph

About : 

  • In commemoration of the centenary of Japan’s admission to the International Telecommunication Union, a 50 yen postage stamp has been issued on Oct. 13, 1979.
  • The International Telecommunication Union is a special organ of the United Nations relevant to telecommunication. Its headquarters is located in Geneva and has 154 member nations (as of March 1, 1979). Telecommunication involves the telegraph, telephone, radio, TV, radar and remote control of the satellite. ITU was therefore founded with a view to having the international cooperation and coordination in this connection and elevating the concerned technical standards of each nation through technical cooperation. It first started as the Universal Telegraph Union in 1865 with 20 European countries. Japan became its member country in 1879. After the development of wireless telegraph, the International Wireless Telegraph Union was established. In 1932, the Universal Telegraph Union Conference and the International Wireless Telegraph Union Conference were held synchronically at Madrid. Here the International Telecommunication Treaty was concluded, and the International Telecommunication Union was born. Commemorating the centenary of Japan‘s admission to ITU, a ceremony is going to be held in Tokyo on Oct. 13, 1979.
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