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Narita Airport Post Offices Permanently Closed, Postal Services Still Available at "Annex"

Narita Airport Post Offices Permanently Closed, Postal Services Still Available at

A special limited stamp sheet was sold at post offices at Narita Airport.

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The post offices in Terminals 1 and 2 (one in each) at Narita Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture were permanently closed on March 16.

Post offices that shuttered their doors are the Narita Airport Post Office on the second floor of Terminal 1 and the Narita Airport Post Office 2 on the second floor of Terminal 2. Their closure leaves the airport with no official post offices, denying customers the ability to make deposits to their postal savings accounts, handle postal insurance matters, make payments through their JP Bank accounts, send overseas remittances or take advantage of any of the other services once provided at post office counters. The JP Bank ATMs are also gone.

A spokesperson said that while travelers as well as many employees of the airport and the businesses operating there used the two post offices, they mostly just mailed letters and packages and used the ATMS for cash deposits, withdrawals and wire transfers. These services will be handled by other businesses at some of the airport's other existing facilities.

The Narita International Airport Branch Annex, a postal service company and separate entity from the post office operating on the departures floors of each terminal, will continue to handle regular mail.

Japan Post has been streamlining its business since its privatization in 2007, including at its airport branches. The company limited the operations of its Kansai International Airport branch to purely postal services last February and has announced that the Sendai Airport post office that was temporarily closed due to the Great East Japan Earthquake struck will be closed permanently at the end of March.

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