Japan Post resumes service to quake-hit areas

Japan Post has resumed service throughout Tohoku region, parts of which were devastated by the magnitude-9 earthquake earlier this month, according to national Broadcaster NHK. Service to four prefectures resumed on Saturday, while Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures saw their postal services resumed Monday. Deliveries to the areas had been disrupted since the earthquake struck on March 11.

Letter to a Friend in Japan

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that has devastated areas of Japan, Croatian Post is inviting young people in Croatia to send letters of support to Japanese children and youths affected by the crisis. The letters will also help raise much-needed funds for the Red Cross which has a mammoth task trying to provide the level of support needed. Letters can be written in the form of a message, drawing, haiku poem or a Japanese symbol.

Croatian Post is donating part of the postage cost for campaign letters weighing up to 50 grams. The cost is currently HRK 3,10 but Croatian Post will donate HRK 2,50 for each letter to the Red Cross in Japan - the rest used to help towards the basic costs involved in getting the letters to their destinations.

Letters can be sent until 17th April to the following address:

Hrvatska posta/Croatian Post
P.O. BOX 300
"Letter to a Friend in Japan"
10001 Zagreb

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