Welcome to the website of the International Society for Japanese Philately. Many of the services available are open to both members and non-members.
The collection and study of Japanese stamps and the philately of related countries can be very intimidating. While the stamps are some of the most beautiful in the world, the early stamps of Japan are unique and challenging in many ways. There are forgeries, overprints, surcharges, perforation varieties, color varieties. So whether you are a beginning collector or have collected for years, the ISJP provides services and education to broaden your interests and your collecting enjoyment.
The Society is non-political and non-commercial with one objective: to promote intelligent interest in the philately and postal history of Japan and former Japanese colonies (Korea, Sakhalin [Karafuto], Taiwan), territories (Kwantung, the South Manchurian Railway Zone, and the mandated Caroline, Mariana, and Marshall Islands), and occupied areas (China and Southeast Asia), including Manchoukuo, the Ryukyu Islands, Japanese seapost offices and other civilian and military post offices abroad, and foreign post offices in Japan.
The ISJP's chief endeavor is publishing, and it has three major series of publications, all in 8.5 x 11 inch size, offset lithographed with high quality illustrations.
Explore, learn and enjoy!!