Centenary of Copyright System in Japan

IssueCentenary of Copyright System in Japan
Date of Issue22 July 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity15,000,000 copies
DesignChiyo, Saku and Ken,
the campaign characters
Image Area24.5 x 37.0 millimeters, vertical
PrintingPhotogravure in 6 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerYanase Takashi (illustrator)
LayoutTamaki Akira (Public service designer)
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Tokyo Central Post Office
Catalog No.C1720
Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) and SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Copyright Law was put in effect on and after 15 July, 1899. The stamp depicts the campaign characters named Chiyo, Saku and Ken, which were derived from "Chosaku-ken," Japanese word meaning "copyright".