Japanese Stationery: Modern Etiquette

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Japan has turned the practice of writing letters into an art form. In Japan, correspondence rules are different, and long letters are appreciated. If you send a New Year’s card, the word “年賀” (which means “New Year’s greetings”) should be written in red on the front side of an envelope. In this case, a post office will hold your letter and deliver it on January 1st (because New Year’s cards shouldn’t arrive before New Year’s Day).

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