Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition 1965

A commemorative postage stamp on the Resumption of the Antarctic Expedition of Japan :

Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition 1965Issued by Japan

Issued on November 20, 1965

Issued for : Since the 6th expeditionary party returned from the Antarctic in 1962, on party from Japan has been in the area; but the expedition is re-opened in 1965, and the party goes to the Antarctic on November 20 on board the Fuji, newly-built modern ship for observation.

Design : Map of Antarctica, aurora and the observation ship “Fuji“.

Designer : Iwao Norimatsu

Colour : Reddish yellow, blue and dark blue

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Ten yen

Size of Impression : 33 mm x 22.5 mm

Paper : White without watermark

Quantity Issued : 25.500,000 stamps

Sheet Composition : 20 (5 x 4) stamps per sheet

Printing Process : Photogravure

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  • Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition, which was suspended since the close of its sixth winter in 1962, is now to be resumed with the new observation ship “Fuji” leaving Tokyo on November 20, 1965.

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