30 Years of Emperor’s Enthronement
There are two designs available, both included in sheets of 10 stamps. One image features a crane and a turtle, and the other chrysanthemum flowers. The motifs are based on kimonos worn by the Emperor when he was young. One sheet costs 820 yen, or about 7-and-a-half dollars. Post offices will sell one million sheets nationwide. Japan Post has also issued a book that contains a sheet of the stamps and photos of the Imperial couple, as well as explanations about the designs.
2020 Olympic Games
The ¥82 stamps featuring the Olympic mascot Miraitowa, the Paralympic character Someity and an image of the new National Stadium, will be available until May 13 at post offices across the country and on Japan Post’s website. The stamps come in sheets of 10 — of which there will be 1 million — and will be priced at ¥920, which includes a donation of ¥100 to be used for preparing and managing the Summer Games. The Olympics and Paralympics will run for around two weeks each from July 24 and Aug. 25 in 2020. Tokyo previously hosted the Summer Games 1964.