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I am excited about the upcoming week for a number of reasons, several of which are fairly non-philatelic.  Sunday the 25th marks the official beginning of the Lunar New Year, the second of three New Years which are enthusiastically celebrated in my adopted home of Phuket, Thailand. There is a Chinese clan shrine just a few steps from my front-door and I anticipate a long night of hourly fireworks explosions.  This leads to about a week of New Years festivities which is immediately followed by one of my favorite local events: the annual Old Town Phuket Festival with plenty of great food and music in this UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

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Japan Post Co. Ltd. | Philately in Japan | New Issues Japanese Stamps

The first stamps to be issued by Japan for 2020 were initially pictured on 26 November 2019 on the GULFMANN STAMPS WORLD blog.  I have yet to find any additional information.

28 January 2020

150th Anniversary of the Concept of National Parks / 50th Anniversary of Marine National Park

Japan: National Parks, 28 January 2020. Image from GULFMANN STAMPS WORLD BLOG.


Japan Post Co. Ltd. | Philately in Japan | New Issues Japanese Stamps

The first stamps to be issued by Japan for 2020 were initially pictured on 26 November 2019 on the GULFMANN STAMPS WORLD blog. I have yet to find any additional information.

23 January 2020

Greetings — Celebration Designs

Japan: Greetings – Celebation Designs, 23 January 2020. Images from GULFMANN STAMPS WORLD.