The ISJP is non-political and non-commercial with one objective: to promote intelligent interest in
the philately and postal history of Japan and former Japanese colonies (Korea, Sakhalin [Karafuto], Taiwan),
territories (Kwantung, the South Manchurian Railway Zone, and the mandated Caroline, Mariana, and
Marshall Islands), and occupied areas (China and Southeast Asia), including Manchoukuo, the
Ryukyu Islands, Japanese seapost offices and other civilian and military post offices abroad,
and foreign post offices in Japan. The online portal is designed for Japanese stamp collectors
from around the world.
A treasure-house of Japanese philately and culture. Philatelists will find full-color representative
philatelic exhibits, reviews of the latest in Japanese-related philatelic research, on-going research topics,
a dictionary of Japanese philatelic terms and, an introduction to the International Society for
Japanese Philately. Japanophiles, as well as those who are merely curious, will find a broad range of links
to various aspects of Japanese society. The links are identified as to whether they are provided in English,
Japanese, or both. A wide range of translation aides are provided for viewers wishing to explore sites
written in Japanese.
Horst Mueller, an Austrian citizen resident in Japan, displays part of his collection of these classic
Japanese stamps. Koban issues of Japan are fascinating, because of the many paper and perforation varieties
and, most of all, because of the many different cancellation types used for domestic and foreign mail in
Japan and in the many post offices Japan operated in foreign countries.
The leading suppliers in Europe of Japanese Stamps including P-sheets and Japanese Postal History,
Japanese Occupation stamps and postal history, Japanese Military Mail from the Sino-Japanese War (1894)
to World War II, and IJPO's in China / Manchuria. They also supply a wide range of catalogues, albums