GREETING

Greeting from the Organizer

The Japan World Stamp Exhibition has been held every 10 years since 1971, the 100th anniversary of the founding of postal service in Japan.

The sixth Exhibition will be held in 2021 at Pacifico Yokohama, one of Japan’s largest convention centers, located in the Yokohama Minato 21 area of coastal Yokohama, the city where international postal service was inaugurated in Japan.

The Japan World Stamp Championship Exhibition 2021, with the theme “Celebrating 150 years of service today. Delivering new value tomorrow.” will be dedicated to popularizing postal service and stamp collecting in Japan while pursuing cultural exchange and international friendship through the hobby of stamp collecting via exhibits of noteworthy international stamp collections and various events. Reflecting the fact that 2021 marks the 150th anniversary of postal service in Japan, it also will seek to broadly communicate to attendees the history and culture that have been created by postal service, as well as the future potential of the industry going forward.

Today, new initiatives and ‘Yubin’ postal services are beginning to supplement the postal mechanisms and services that were built by our predecessors.

It is our hope that many stamp enthusiasts from around the world will visit the Exhibition to enjoy some of the world’s most outstanding competitive creations while experiencing a new approach to postal service that will move beyond history and into tomorrow.

1 April 2020

Japan World Stamp Championship Exhibition 2021 Organizing Committee

PHILANIPPON 2021 FIP President's Message

Bernie Beston

FIP President

I am delighted to write in support of PHILANIPPON 2021 World Stamp Exhibition. Japan is no stranger to International Philatelic Exhibitions. And, this will be the second such Exhibition to be held in Yokohama; and the first FIP Exhibition to be held anywhere in our world for over 2 years, due to the CODIV-19 Pandemic.

I have attended every FIP Exhibition in Japan since 1980, so I am very excited about this coming important and prestigious event on our philatelic calendar. For those of you who have endured and/or remain enduring isolation, this is truly a world class and exciting event to look forward to; and to begin planning your visit.

Yes, I am aware that many airlines have ceased flying, but the travel industry is rapidly opening up and I sincerely urge you to make the effort. If you defer it too long, the opportunity will be lost.

This will be a great opportunity to rekindle and make new friendships, acquire new philatelic knowledge and even to acquire that stamp or cover you have been hungering after for many years. Neither the email system, Zoom, You-Tube or any other Internet device can match the personal contact and approach only possible at an International Event.

I congratulate Japan Post Co., Ltd., Japan Philatelic Society Foundation, Philatelic Federation of Japan, and Tsushinbunka Assosiation in obtaining FIP Patronage and planning this important exhibition in our philatelic calendar. I extend to the trade, visitors, exhibitors, Commissioners and Jurors a fantastic experience and the joy of attending what I'm sure will be, a very successful and memorable occasion.

Bernie Beston

FIP President

PHILANIPPON 2021 FIP Consultant’s Message

Tay Peng Hian RDP

FIP Consultant
PHILANIPPON 2021

The Philatelic organizations of Japan has the tradition of holding a world stamp exhibition in every ten years which they had done so since 1971, followed by 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011 and next year 2021.

Under the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Organizing Committee of PHILANIPPON 2021 is not deterred by the pandemic and has continued to ensure that PHILANIPPON 2021 will happen.

PHILANIPPON 2021 will be held at the same venue as 2011 in Yokohama. It is jointly organised by Japan Post Co., Ltd., Japan Philatelic Society Foundation, Philatelic Federation of Japan, and Tsushinbunka Association.

I would like to thank the Organizing Committee of PHILANIPPON 2021 for their persistent and hard work to assure every success of this exhibition and certainly looking forward to meet all members in Yokohama.

Tay Peng Hian RDP

FIP Consultant
PHILANIPPON 2021