Saturday mail delivery repeal bill to be submitted to the extraordinary Diet session convened this month Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications October 15 4:14
Regarding the proposed amendment to the law necessary to abolish Saturday’s mail delivery, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications had previously postponed the submission to the Diet due to improper sales of Kanpo Life’s insurance, but it will be submitted to the extraordinary Diet session scheduled to be convened this month.
In order to provide a stable postal service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications plans to abolish Saturday delivery of ordinary mail, excluding speed delivery and Yu-Pack.
However, in response to the improper sale of Kanpo Life’s insurance, the Japan Post Group needed to concentrate on dealing with customers who suffered disadvantages, and had previously postponed the submission of necessary amendments to the law to the Diet.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has decided to submit this amendment to the extraordinary Diet session scheduled to be convened on the 26th of this month.
In order to resume operations, the Japan Post Group has started an apology activity on the 5th of this month, and has compiled measures to prevent recurrence, such as reviewing the rules for selling insurance products.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has decided to proceed with procedures for abolishing Saturday delivery, taking into account the situation in which a series of efforts to improve operations have begun.