A commemorative postage stamp on the Opening of Chino–Japanese Cable between Shanghai, China and Reihoku–cho, Kumamoto prefecture, Kyushu island, Japan :
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
- Chino-Japanese cable was opened on October 25, 1976 for the distance of about 850 kilometers between Shanghai and Rei–hoku–machi, 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 Tele-communications, Japan. The cable service accommodates 480 circuits in terms of telephone and will greatly improve the communications between these two countries.