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Undated - Maejima Hisoka (1835-1919) was a Japanese statesman, politician, and businessman in Meiji period Japan, who founded the Japanese postal service. He went to Great Britain in 1870 to study the workings of the General Post Office, and upon his return to Japan in 1871, his proposals for the creation of a similar system in Japan were quickly approved. The Japanese post office began operation in April 1871 with a daily service linking Tokyo with Osaka, with 65 post offices in between. Maejima personally coined the Japanese word for postage stamp (kitte). (Photo by Kingendai Photo Library/AFLO)

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Maejima Hisoka (1835-1919)

Undated - Maejima Hisoka (1835-1919) was a Japanese statesman, politician, and businessman in Meiji period Japan, who founded the Japanese postal service. He went to Great Britain in 1870 to study the workings of the General Post Office, and upon his return to Japan in 1871, his proposals for the creation of a similar system in Japan were quickly approved. The Japanese post office began operation in April 1871 with a daily service linking Tokyo with Osaka, with 65 post offices in between....
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Source: AFLO
Date 22 Jul 2010
Location: Japan
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