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More on the postal problems with the US ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 8:49 AM, November 29, 2010 [Permalink]

Plenty of us here in Japan have been affected by the air cargo shutdown between the two countries, and - as we raise our voices bit by bit - word of our 'plight' (can I call it that?) is spreading ...

Mr. James Fallows, in his blog for the Atlantic magazine, wrote about it today ...


Following comment posted by: MaRegina on November 30, 2010 12:57 AM

wonderful photo!

Following comment posted by: Tom Kristensen on November 30, 2010 7:32 AM

Dave, I was advised yesterday by my Post Master that all packages from Australia to the US weighing more than 463 grams will attract a $9 surcharge to cover new security screening measures. Presumably all packages will now be X-rayed, even so, it seems like someone is going to make a lot of easy money.

Following comment posted by: Margaret on December 2, 2010 12:39 AM

Is Jim Fallows one of your collectors? That would be rather interesting—we recently published his wife Deb's book Dreaming in Chinese, and I met him at an event for the book at the Asia Society here in New York.

Following comment posted by: Dave on December 2, 2010 8:23 AM

Jim Fallows ...

Not a collector ... (at least not yet :-)

When I saw his blog entry about the Japanese postal problems, I wrote with some extra info for him, and he ended up using my comments (as linked above), and giving me a nice 'boost' at the same time ...

Following comment posted by: Margaret on December 4, 2010 2:37 AM


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