Prefectural die-cut postcards

The Japan Post Office sells these special die-cut postcards (called regional form cards) unique to each prefecture. Each die-cut postcard features a picture of a prefectural symbol which could be a famous castle, delicacy, animal, etc. So far, three cards for each prefecture have been issued since 2009. Each prefecture’s die-cut cards can be bought only in the respective prefecture’s post offices.

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Post-quake Japan travel advice (Updated)

Updated: April 8, 2011 I know people are understandably canceling trips to Japan left and right. It’s unfortunate since the cherry blossom season is here. Obviously, any travel plans to northeastern Japan (Tohoku) should be cancelled, but other parts of Japan are unaffected such as Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Shikoku, and Kyushu. People must understand that the earthquake/tsunami/radiation disaster is limited

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