What is JPS?
Japan Philatelic Society, Foundation,
The Only National Organization for
Stamp Collectors in Japan
|Japan Philatelic Society (JPS) was founded on July 25, 1946, soon after
the World War II. Since its foundation, JPS has been active in forming
local chapters and study groups, publishing magazines and catalogues, and
organizing stamp exhibitions, to expand and develop philately in Japan.
On June 19, 1982, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications appointed
JPS to be a foundation appreciating its continued services to stamp collectors
and philately. In fact, JPS is the only public service corporation run
by stamp collectors for the benefit of the collectors themselves. Now JPS
has a membership of 30,000 all over Japan. Its office is on the fourth
floor of Philatelic Museum in Mejiro, Tokyo.
JPS aims to assist stamp collectors in Japan. There are more than
one hundred local chapters, meetings and study groups in JPS, which all welcome
stamp collectors young and old in Japan.
JPS is the organization for the
stamp collectors living in Japan.
||There are many local chapters of JPS, which are grouped by the regions:
Hokkaidou, Tohoku, Kanto & Tokyo, Koshinetsu, Hokuriku, Chubu &
Tokai, Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu & Okinawa. All chapters
are open to local residents.
||Aerophilately, Fisheries, Insects, Motorcars, Motorcycles, Music, Railways,
Rotary Club & Lions Club, Ships, Sports / Great Britain, China, China
(in Osaka), Germany, Korea, Scandinavian Countries, Taiwan, United States,
Foreign Countries, Foreign Countries (in Kansai) / Japanese Current Stamps;
Japanese Stationery, Kiku & Tazawa, Koban, Ryukyu, Vocational Stamp
/ Beginners / PC-Philately / Auditory Handicapped People's Stamp Club
áCollector's Study Groupsâ
||Aerophilately, Person, Fisheries, Insects, Literature & Children's
stpry, Meter Stamps, Motorcycles, Music, Plants, Railways, Rotary Club
& Lions Club, Ships, The Universe / Great Britain, China, Germany,
Korea, Poland, Scandinavian Countries, United States / Kiku & Tazawa;
Ryukyu / PC-Philately / Picture
||Section Activities, Spread, Philatelic Exhibitions (JAPEX, Stamp Show ),Pubulications,
Expert, International Affairs, Auction,
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