The 50th Anniversary of the Science Council of Japan

Magical Rainbow World
IssueThe 50th Anniversary of the Science Council of Japan
Date of Issue28 October 1999 (Heisei 11)
Denomination80 yen
Quantity18,000,000 copies
DesignMagical Rainbow World
Image Area28.05 x 36.5 millimeters
PrintingPhotogravure in 5 colours
Sheet20 stamps (4 x 5)
DesignerAnno Mitsumasa (Illustrator)
LayoutTamaki Akira
First Day of
Issue Postmark
Azabu Post Office
Catalog No.C1769

Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA) & SAKURA Catalog number is adopted.

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(Small Notes for the Issue)

Nihon Gakujutsu Kaigi, the Science Council of Japan, was founded in 1949 to represent Japanese scientists both domestically and abroad. The stamp depicts rainbow, which symbolizes the seven departments of the organization,
1. Literature, Philosophy, Education, Psychology, Sociology, and History,
2. Law and Politics,
3. Economics, Commercial Science, and Business Management,
4. Science,
5. Engineering,
6. Agriculture,
7. Medical Science, Dentistry, and Pharmacy.