Japan Post Holdings

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Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd.
Type State-owned enterprise
Industry Conglomerate
Founded January 23, 2006
Headquarters Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo, [Japan]
Key people Jiro Saito
(President and CEO)
Products Mail delivery, post offices, banking, life insurance, insurance, courier
Services Financial services
Revenue US$ 201.187 billion (2011)
Net income US$ 5.938 billion (2011)[1]
Total assets US$ 3.550 trillion (2011)[1]
Total equity US$ 120.87 billion (2011)[1]
Owners Government of Japan
Employees 237,000 (2011)[1]
Subsidiaries Japan Post Service
Japan Post Network
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
Website japanpost.jp/en/

Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. (日本郵政株式会社 Nippon Yū-sei Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese state-owned conglomerate headquartered in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. It operates post stations, banks, and insurance business. The company offers letters and goods transportation services, stamp sales, deposits, loans, and insurance products.[2][3] There were plans to fully privatize the agency but these have been put on hold.[2] As of 2013, it ranked thirteenth in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies.[4]


The company was founded on 23 January 2006,[5] although it was not until October 2007 that it took over the functions of Japan Post.

Operating companies[edit]

The group operates via four main divisions:[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "2011 Form 10-K, Japan Post Holdings". cnn.com. 
  2. ^ a b "6. Japan Post Holdings". Global 500. Fortune. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "About Japan Post." Japan Post Holdings. Retrieved on April 24, 2010.
  4. ^ "Japan Post Holdings". Fortune Global 500. 2013. 
  5. ^ "Corporate Profile". Japan Post Holdings Official Site. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Index of Postal Freedom: Japan". Consumer Postal Council. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 

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