The Japan Post office, JPO, announced on November 29 that they were lifting the ban on any package intended for the United States weighing more than 453 grams effective from December 1, according to the Asahi Shinbun,
Parcels weighing more than 453 grams destined for the US were temporarily stopped from November 17 by the JPO due to increased security measures. However, the JPO has found an alternative carrier able to comply with stricter security rules now in force. The JPO said that because of the differences in routes and procedures, packages that normally took two to three days to arrive in the US could be delayed for a few days.
“From December onwards we’ll be accepting all packages of any weight for shipment to the US,” said the postal official, who requested not to be identified because he is not authorized to speak on shipping matters, to marjirox news. “Anything over 453 grams could be a few days slower because the alternative carrier may not be fully familiar with JPO external custom procedures.”