Japan Post delivers more than 1.899 billion New Year cards
Japan Post said Wednesday that it delivered more than 1.899 billion “nengajo” (New Year greeting cards) nationwide on Tuesday.
The number was down 1.5% over 2011, Japan Post said. The bulk of “nengajo” are delivered on Jan 1, with the rest being delivered over the next two weeks.
Although post codes are read by computer and mail is sorted automatically nowadays, Japan Post hired legions of temp workers to deliver the cards. They can be seen whizzing around the cities on scooters, delivering cards to offices and households.