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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1875.01   01.01.1875   Definitives      
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
12s     8     Taiga Bean Goose    Anser fabalis     
15s     230     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
45s     36     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     

1946.01   15.09.1946   Definitives      
1.30y     8     Snow Goose    Anser caerulescens     
and     8     Greater White-fronted Goose    Anser albifrons     

1946.02   12.12.1946   Governmental postal service      
1y     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1947.01   01.09.1947   Definitives   With wmk   1946.01
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
4y     8     Snow Goose    Anser caerulescens     
and     8     Greater White-fronted Goose    Anser albifrons     

1948.01   01.10.1948   Red Cross   2v set   
Varied Tit Sittiparus varius
5y     179     Varied Tit    Sittiparus varius     

1948.02   01.10.1948   Red Cross   2v sheet   1948.01
5y     179     Varied Tit    Sittiparus varius     

1949.01   01.11.1949   Postal week      
Greylag Goose Anser anser
8y     8     Greylag Goose    Anser anser     

1950.01   10.01.1950   Air      
Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor
16y     13     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     
34y     13     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     = 16y
59y     13     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     = 16y
103y     13     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     = 16y
144y     13     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     = 16y

1952.01   Definitives   No wmk   1947.01
4y     8     Snow Goose    Anser caerulescens     
and     8     Greater White-fronted Goose    Anser albifrons     

1953.01   15.09.1953   Definitives      
Japanese Cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus
100y     31     Japanese Cormorant    Phalacrocorax capillatus     

1953.02   12.10.1953   Return of Crown Prince from overseas tour   2v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
10y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1954.01   10.05.1954   Definitives      
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
3y     71     Lesser Cuckoo    Cuculus poliocephalus     

1955.01   10.09.1955   Definitives      
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

1957.01   01.07.1957   International geophysical year      
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
10y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     

1959.01   20.04.1959   Definitives   Booklet   1955.01
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     ct
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cb

1959.02   25.09.1959   National parks   2v set   
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
10y     31     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     

1959.03   12.10.1959   International air transport      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
10y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1960.01   24.05.1960   International bird preservation congress      
Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon
10y     24     Crested Ibis    Nipponia nippon     

1961.01   02.10.1961   Definitives   Coil   1955.01
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     clr

1963.01   01.04.1963   Definitives   2v booklet   1955.01
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cl
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cr

1963.02   10.06.1963   Japanese birds      
Lidth's Jay Garrulus lidthi
10y     163     Lidth's Jay    Garrulus lidthi     

1963.03   25.07.1963   Definitives      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
100y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1963.04   10.08.1963   Japanese birds      
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
10y     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

1963.05   20.11.1963   Japanese birds      
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
10y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     

1964.01   10.01.1964   Japanese birds      
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
10y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

1964.02   10.02.1964   Japanese birds      
Japanese Bush Warbler Horornis diphone
10y     188     Japanese Bush Warbler    Horornis diphone     

1964.03   01.05.1964   Japanese birds      
Meadow Bunting Emberiza cioides
10y     237     Meadow Bunting    Emberiza cioides     

1964.04   01.08.1964   Definitives   Booklet   1955.01
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cbl
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cbr

1965.01   20.07.1965   Maritime day      
Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
10y     64     Black-tailed Gull    Larus crassirostris     

1965.02   01.12.1965   Definitives      
Copper Pheasant Syrmaticus soemmerringii
80y     13     Copper Pheasant    Syrmaticus soemmerringii     

1966.01   03.11.1966   Famous japanese gardens   3v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
15y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1967.01   02.10.1967   International tourist year   2v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
50y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1968.01   01.07.1968   Definitives   Booklet   1955.01
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cbl
5y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cb

1968.02   01.08.1968   Definitives   "NIPPON"   1963.03
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
100y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1969.01   25.02.1969   National park      
Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
15y     64     Black-tailed Gull    Larus crassirostris     

1971.01   10.05.1971   Bird week      
Japanese Tit Parus minor
15y     179     Japanese Tit    Parus minor     

1971.02   23.06.1971   Antarctic treaty      
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
15y     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     

1971.03   15.07.1971   Definitives   "NIPPON"   1954.01
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
3y     71     Lesser Cuckoo    Cuculus poliocephalus     

1971.04   10.11.1971   Definitives      
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
5y     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

1971.05   01.12.1971   Definitives   "NIPPON"   1965.02
Copper Pheasant Syrmaticus soemmerringii
80y     13     Copper Pheasant    Syrmaticus soemmerringii     

1972.01   31.01.1972   Definitives   "NIPPON"   1971.03
3y     71     Lesser Cuckoo    Cuculus poliocephalus     ct
3y     71     Lesser Cuckoo    Cuculus poliocephalus     cb
3y     71     Lesser Cuckoo    Cuculus poliocephalus     ctr
3y     71     Lesser Cuckoo    Cuculus poliocephalus     cbr

1973.01   18.09.1973   National park   2v set   
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
20y     73     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     

1973.02   06.10.1973   International correspondence week      
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
50y     13     Red Junglefowl    Gallus gallus     

1973.03   19.11.1973   Definitives      
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
90y     36     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

1974.01   20.02.1974   Japanese folk tales   3v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
20y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
20y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1974.02   01.10.1974   Inter-parliamentary union congress   2v set   
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
50y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

1974.03   07.10.1974   International correspondence week      
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
50y     36     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     

1975.01   16.01.1975   Nature conservation      
Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus
20y     17     Short-tailed Albatross    Phoebastria albatrus     

1975.02   13.02.1975   Nature conservation      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
20y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1975.03   08.08.1975   Nature conservation      
Bonin White-eye Apalopteron familiare
20y     203     Bonin White-eye    Apalopteron familiare     

1975.04   06.10.1975   International correspondence week      
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus
50y     13     Green Peafowl    Pavo muticus     

1976.01   27.02.1976   Nature conservation      
Ryukyu Robin Larvivora komadori
50y     219     Ryukyu Robin    Larvivora komadori     

1976.02   06.10.1976   International correspondence week      
Rook Corvus frugilegus
100y     163     Rook    Corvus frugilegus     

1977.01   06.10.1977   International correspondence week      
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
100y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

1978.01   13.05.1978   Rotary International convention      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
50y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1978.02   06.10.1978   International correspondence week      
Copper Pheasant Syrmaticus soemmerringii
100y     13     Copper Pheasant    Syrmaticus soemmerringii     

1979.01   02.04.1979   Definitives      1968.01
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
100y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     clr

1979.02   08.10.1979   International correspondence week      
Ural Owl Strix uralensis
100y     73     Ural Owl    Strix uralensis     

1980.01   06.10.1980   International correspondence week      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
100y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
and     46     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     

1981.01   27.07.1981   Anniversary of national parks      
Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon
60y     24     Crested Ibis    Nipponia nippon     

1981.02   06.10.1981   International correspondence week      
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
130y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     

1982.01   20.03.1982   Ueno Zoo   4v set   
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus
60y     21     American Flamingo    Phoenicopterus ruber     
60y     15     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     

1982.02   22.05.1982   National afforestation campaign      
Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana
60y     219     Blue-and-white Flycatcher    Cyanoptila cyanomelana     

1983.01   22.09.1983   Endangered birds      
Okinawa Rail Gallirallus okinawae Blakiston's Fish Owl Bubo blakistoni
60y     44     Okinawa Rail    Gallirallus okinawae     
60y     73     Blakiston's Fish Owl    Bubo blakistoni     

1983.02   14.11.1983   Antarctic research ship      
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
60y     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     

1983.03   25.11.1983   Endangered birds      
Okinawa Woodpecker Dendrocopos noguchii Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
60y     103     Okinawa Woodpecker    Dendrocopos noguchii     
60y     8     Cackling Goose    Branta hutchinsii     

1984.01   26.01.1984   Endangered birds      
Marsh Grassbird Locustella pryeri Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
60y     195     Marsh Grassbird    Locustella pryeri     
60y     36     Crested Serpent Eagle    Spilornis cheela     

1984.02   15.03.1984   Endangered birds      
Japanese Wood Pigeon Columba janthina Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer
60y     68     Japanese Wood Pigeon    Columba janthina     
60y     62     Nordmann's Greenshank    Tringa guttifer     

1984.03   22.06.1984   Endangered birds      
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
60y     103     White-backed Woodpecker    Dendrocopos leucotos     
60y     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

1984.04   10.12.1984   Birds in danger of extinction   Sheet   1983.01, 1984.01, 1984.03
Blakiston's Fish Owl Bubo blakistoni Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
60y     73     Blakiston's Fish Owl    Bubo blakistoni     
60y     36     Crested Serpent Eagle    Spilornis cheela     
60y     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

1986.01   09.05.1986   National afforestation campaign      
Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus
60y     157     Bull-headed Shrike    Lanius bucephalus     

1987.01   23.05.1987   National afforestation campaign      
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
60y     163     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     

1987.02   23.06.1987   Travel diary by Basho Matsuo   4v set   
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
60y     71     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     

1988.01   20.05.1988   National afforestation campaign      
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
60y     71     Lesser Cuckoo    Cuculus poliocephalus     

1989.01   10.03.1989   Travel diary by Basho Matsuo   Sheet, imp   1987.02
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
60y     71     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     

1990.01   01.10.1990   Regional stamp      
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
62y     8     Tundra Swan    Cygnus columbianus     

1990.02   09.10.1990   Gifu. Four seasons in Hida   4v set   
62y     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

1990.03   30.10.1990   Hokkaido      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
62y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1991.01   28.06.1991   Water birds      
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
62y     62     Latham's Snipe    Gallinago hardwickii     
62y     30     Brown Booby    Sula leucogaster     

1991.02   27.09.1991   Water birds      
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
62y     20     Little Grebe    Tachybaptus ruficollis     
62y     64     Black-tailed Gull    Larus crassirostris     

1992.01   30.01.1992   Water birds      
Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata Hooded Crane Grus monacha
62y     66     Tufted Puffin    Fratercula cirrhata     
62y     46     Hooded Crane    Grus monacha     

1992.02   25.03.1992   Water birds      
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
62y     8     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     
62y     58     Greater Painted-snipe    Rostratula benghalensis     

1992.03   08.05.1992   Fukuoka      
Japanese Bush Warbler Horornis diphone
41y     188     Japanese Bush Warbler    Horornis diphone     

1992.04   31.08.1992   Water birds      
Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda
62y     19     Streaked Shearwater    Calonectris leucomelas     
62y     87     Ruddy Kingfisher    Halcyon coromanda     

1992.05   15.10.1992   Aichi      
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
62y     73     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     

1992.06   15.10.1992   Aichi   Sheet with 3x62y   1992.05
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
62y     73     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     

1992.07   15.10.1992   Aichi      1992.05
62y     73     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     cl
62y     73     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     cr
62y     73     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     cbl
62y     73     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     cbr

1992.08   30.11.1992   Definitives      
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis Varied Tit Sittiparus varius
41y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
62y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     
72y     179     Varied Tit    Sittiparus varius     

1992.09   30.11.1992   Definitives   Booklet, sa   1992.08
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
41y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
62y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     

1993.01   29.01.1993   Water birds      
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus
62y     87     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     
62y     25     Eastern Cattle Egret    Bubulcus coromandus     

1993.02   26.02.1993   Definitives   Booklet   1992.08
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
41y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cb
41y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     cbr
62y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     ct
62y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     ctr

1993.03   26.02.1993   Definitives   Booklet   1992.08
62y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     ct
62y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     ctr
62y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     cb
62y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     cbr

1993.04   31.03.1993   Water birds      
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons White-naped Crane Antigone vipio
62y     8     Greater White-fronted Goose    Anser albifrons     
62y     46     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     

1993.05   25.05.1993   Water birds      
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
62y     8     Baikal Teal    Sibirionetta formosa     
62y     36     White-tailed Eagle    Haliaeetus albicilla     

1993.06   10.06.1993   5th meeting of Ramsar convention      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
62y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
62y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1993.07   23.06.1993   Shizuoka      
Japanese Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata
41y     162     Japanese Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone atrocaudata     

1993.08   23.06.1993   Shizuoka      1993.07
41y     162     Japanese Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone atrocaudata     cl
41y     162     Japanese Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone atrocaudata     cr
41y     162     Japanese Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone atrocaudata     cbl
41y     162     Japanese Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone atrocaudata     cbr

1994.01   13.01.1994   Definitives      
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris Eastern Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha
50y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     
80y     87     Crested Kingfisher    Megaceryle lugubris     
90y     8     Eastern Spot-billed Duck    Anas zonorhyncha     

1994.02   24.01.1994   Definitives      1994.01
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris
50y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     clr
80y     87     Crested Kingfisher    Megaceryle lugubris     clr

1994.03   24.01.1994   Definitives   Booklet, imp, sa   1994.01
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris
50y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     
80y     87     Crested Kingfisher    Megaceryle lugubris     

1994.04   25.04.1994   Definitives      
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
130y     232     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

1994.05   20.05.1994   National land afforestation      
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
50y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

1994.06   23.06.1994   Shinkoro tower and the Tajima festival      
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
50y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

1994.07   23.06.1994   Shinkoro tower and the Tajima festival   Booklet   1994.06
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
50y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     cl
50y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     cr
50y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     cbl
50y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     cbr

1994.08   22.07.1994   Kentish Plover and Futamiura beach      
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
80y     56     Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus     

1994.09   22.07.1994   Kentish Plover and Futamiura beach   Booklet   1994.08
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
80y     56     Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus     cl
80y     56     Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus     cr
80y     56     Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus     cbl
80y     56     Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus     cbr

1995.01   21.11.1995   World heritage   2v set   
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius
80y     103     Black Woodpecker    Dryocopus martius     

1995.02   02.10.1995   New face value   4v set   1990.02
80y     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

1996.01   10.05.1996   The 50th anniversary of bird week      
Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina
80y     219     Narcissus Flycatcher    Ficedula narcissina     
80y     219     Narcissus Flycatcher    Ficedula narcissina     

1996.02   03.06.1996   The history of postage stamp   4v strip   1949.01
Greylag Goose Anser anser Greylag Goose Anser anser
80y     8     Greylag Goose    Anser anser     Violet
80y     8     Greylag Goose    Anser anser     Blue

1997.01   22.07.1997   Nature of Japan      
Japanese Tit Parus minor Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
70y     179     Japanese Tit    Parus minor     
110y     56     Little Ringed Plover    Charadrius dubius     

1997.02   06.10.1997   International letter writing week   6v set   
 Not identified
90y              Not identified     

1997.03   28.10.1997   The first world walking festival      
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
80y     68     Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto     

1997.04   28.10.1997   The first world walking festival   Booklet   1997.03
80y     68     Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto     cl
80y     68     Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto     cr
80y     68     Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto     cbl
80y     68     Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto     cbr

1997.05   08.12.1997   Favourite songs   2v set   
Black Kite Milvus migrans
50y     36     Black Kite    Milvus migrans     

1998.01   16.02.1998   Nature of Japan      
Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus Japanese Grosbeak Eophona personata
120y     157     Bull-headed Shrike    Lanius bucephalus     
140y     232     Japanese Grosbeak    Eophona personata     

1998.02   23.02.1998   Nature of Japan      
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
160y     163     Eurasian Jay    Garrulus glandarius     

1998.03   06.10.1998   International letter writing week   6v set   
Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana  Not identified Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus  Not identified
90y     219     Blue-and-white Flycatcher    Cyanoptila cyanomelana     
90y              Not identified     
110y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
110y     13     Golden Pheasant    Chrysolophus pictus     
130y              Not identified     

1999.01   05.02.1999   Land of snow   4v strip   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
50y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1999.02   03.06.1999   Japanese migration to Bolivia      
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus
80y     33     Andean Condor    Vultur gryphus     

1999.03   16.07.1999   Toki in Sado   Strip   
Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon
80y     24     Crested Ibis    Nipponia nippon     
80y     24     Crested Ibis    Nipponia nippon     

1999.04   23.07.1999   Birds in Hokkaido   Strip   
Steller's Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata Blakiston's Fish Owl Bubo blakistoni Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
50y     36     Steller's Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus pelagicus     
50y     66     Tufted Puffin    Fratercula cirrhata     
50y     73     Blakiston's Fish Owl    Bubo blakistoni     
50y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1999.05   16.08.1999   Definitive stamps for celebrations   3v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
90y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1999.06   06.10.1999   International letter writing week   6v set   
Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans
90y     224     Russet Sparrow    Passer rutilans     

1999.07   22.12.1999   20th century   10v sheet   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2000.01   12.01.2000   Prefecture Tokyo   5v strip   
Bonin White-eye Apalopteron familiare
50y     203     Bonin White-eye    Apalopteron familiare     

2000.02   23.02.2000   20th century   10v sheet   
Ryukyu Wood Pigeon Columba jouyi
80y     68     Ryukyu Wood Pigeon    Columba jouyi     

2000.03   02.03.2000   Prefecture Okayama   4v strip   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2000.04   02.03.2000   Prefecture Okayama   4v sheet   2000.03
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2000.05   21.04.2000   National land afforestation      
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
50y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     

2000.06   01.05.2000   Saitama   2v strip   
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
50y     68     Eurasian Collared Dove    Streptopelia decaocto     

2000.07   19.05.2000   PhilaNippon '01   10v sheet, sa   1875.01
Taiga Bean Goose Anser fabalis White Wagtail Motacilla alba Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
80y     8     Taiga Bean Goose    Anser fabalis     
80y     230     White Wagtail    Motacilla alba     
80y     36     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     

2000.08   29.09.2000   Prefecture Tokyo      
Eastern Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha
80y     8     Eastern Spot-billed Duck    Anas zonorhyncha     

2000.09   22.12.2000   20th century   10v sheet   
Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus
80y     218     Dusky Thrush    Turdus eunomus     

2001.01   05.01.2001   Internet Fair 2001      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2001.02   01.02.2001   Kairakuen   4v strip   
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope
50y     8     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     

2001.03   01.02.2001   Kairakuen   4v sheet   2001.02
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope
50y     8     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     

2001.04   25.05.2001   Prefecture Yamaguchi   2v set   
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa
50y     8     Baikal Teal    Sibirionetta formosa     

2001.05   25.05.2001   Prefecture Yamaguchi   Booklet   2001.04
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa
50y     8     Baikal Teal    Sibirionetta formosa     cr
50y     8     Baikal Teal    Sibirionetta formosa     cbr

2001.06   01.08.2001   PhilaNippon '01   10v sheet, sa   1992.07, 1994.01

Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris
50y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
50y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     
80y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     
80y     87     Crested Kingfisher    Megaceryle lugubris     

2002.01   22.02.2002   World heritage   10v sheet   
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
80y     36     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
80y     36     Eurasian Sparrowhawk    Accipiter nisus     

2002.02   25.03.2002   Definitives   Booklet, sa   1994.01
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris
50y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     
80y     87     Crested Kingfisher    Megaceryle lugubris     

2003.01   10.02.2003   Greetings   5v sheet, sa   
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     224     Eurasian Tree Sparrow    Passer montanus     
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2003.02   01.04.2003   Japan Post   10v sheet, sa   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
80y     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     
80y     44     Common Moorhen    Gallinula chloropus     

2003.03   01.05.2003   Prefecture Gifu   2v strip   
Japanese Cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus
50y     31     Japanese Cormorant    Phalacrocorax capillatus     

2003.04   23.07.2003   Letter writing day   10v sheet   
Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis
80y     108     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     

2003.05   23.07.2003   Letter writing day   2v sheet   2003.04
Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis
80y     108     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     

2003.06   23.07.2003   Letter writing day   Booklet   2003.04
Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis
80y     108     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     cl
80y     108     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     cr

2004.01   28.05.2004   Prefecture Hokkaido, icebreaker      
Steller's Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus
80y     36     Steller's Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus pelagicus     

2004.02   23.07.2004   Letter writing day   10v sheet   
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
80y     23     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

2005.01   06.06.2005   Prefecture Hyogo, Oriental Stork      
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
80y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

2005.02   22.08.2005   Northernmost nature in Hokkaido   4v strip   
Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata
80y     66     Tufted Puffin    Fratercula cirrhata     

2006.01   01.02.2006   Prefecture Shizuoka, cherry blossom   2v set   
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
50y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     

2006.02   23.05.2006   Australia-Japan year of exchange   10v set   
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
80y     87     Laughing Kookaburra    Dacelo novaeguineae     

2006.03   03.07.2006   Northern animals   4v strip   
Ural Owl Strix uralensis
50y     73     Ural Owl    Strix uralensis     

2006.04   03.10.2006   Greetings, joint issue with Singapore   6v sheet, sa   
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
90y     25     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     
110y     44     Common Moorhen    Gallinula chloropus     

2007.01   23.01.2007   Antarctic expedition   10v sheet   
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
80y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
80y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
80y     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     
80y     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     

2007.02   23.01.2007   Antarctic expedition   10v sheet, sa   
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
80y     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     
80y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
80y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
80y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     

2007.03   20.04.2007   Philately week   5v sheet with 2 of each   
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Japanese Tit Parus minor
80y     224     Eurasian Tree Sparrow    Passer montanus     
80y     232     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     
and     179     Varied Tit    Sittiparus varius     
and     219     Daurian Redstart    Phoenicurus auroreus     
80y     179     Japanese Tit    Parus minor     

2007.04   01.05.2007   Birds in Chugoku      
Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Hooded Crane Grus monacha
80y     13     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     
80y     14     Red-throated Loon    Gavia stellata     
80y     8     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     
80y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
80y     46     Hooded Crane    Grus monacha     

2007.05   01.05.2007   Animals of Hokkaido   5v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2007.06   23.05.2007   Japan-India friendship year   10v sheet   
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
80y     13     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     

2007.07   06.07.2007   World heritage   10v sheet   
Blakiston's Fish Owl Bubo blakistoni Steller's Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus
80y     73     Blakiston's Fish Owl    Bubo blakistoni     
80y     36     Steller's Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus pelagicus     

2007.08   01.10.2007   Definitives      
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
50y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
80y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     

2008.01   18.04.2008   Philately week   5v sheet with 2 of each   
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus Little Egret Egretta garzetta Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
80y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     
80y     25     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     
80y     56     Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus     

2008.02   18.06.2008   Japan-Brazil   10v sheet   
Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco
80y     99     Toco Toucan    Ramphastos toco     

2008.03   01.07.2008   Nature   5v sheet   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2008.04   12.08.2008   Japan-China   10v sheet   
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
80y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
80y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

2009.01   02.02.2009   Travel scenes   10v sheet   
Okinawa Rail Gallirallus okinawae
80y     44     Okinawa Rail    Gallirallus okinawae     

2009.02   08.07.2009   Nature   5v sheet   
Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon
80y     24     Crested Ibis    Nipponia nippon     

2010.01   01.03.2010   Travel scenes   10v sheet   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
80y     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2010.02   20.04.2010   Philately week   10v sheet   
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
80y     232     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     

2010.03   01.06.2010   Hometowns   10v sheet   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2010.04   18.06.2010   Anniversary for local government law (Gifu)   5v sheet   
Japanese Cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus
80y     31     Japanese Cormorant    Phalacrocorax capillatus     

2010.05   04.10.2010   Anniversary for local government law (Aichi)   5v sheet   
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
80y     73     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     

2010.06   18.10.2010   International year of biodiversity   10v sheet   
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
80y     87     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

2010.07   Definitives      2007.08
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
50y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     ce

2011.01   Old stamp images, new font for digits      
3y     71     Lesser Cuckoo    Cuculus poliocephalus     =1971.03
5y     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     =1971.04

2011.02   01.02.2011   Travel scenes   10v sheet   
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
80y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
80y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2011.03   04.02.2011   Greetings   5v sheet, sa   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
50y     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2011.04   31.03.2011   Peter Rabbit and friends   2x10v sheet, sa   
Tawny Owl Strix aluco European Robin Erithacus rubecula European Robin Erithacus rubecula
50y     73     Tawny Owl    Strix aluco     
80y     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     
80y     219     European Robin    Erithacus rubecula     

2011.05   15.06.2011   Anniversary for local government law (Toyama)   5v sheet   
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
80y     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

2011.06   23.06.2011   Antarctic treaty anniversary   10v sheet   

Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus
80y     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     
80y     15     Chinstrap Penguin    Pygoscelis antarcticus     
80y     15     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     
80y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
80y     15     Macaroni Penguin    Eudyptes chrysolophus     

2011.07   23.08.2011   Harmony with nature   2x5v sheet   
Saunders's Gull Chroicocephalus saundersi
80y     64     Saunders's Gull    Chroicocephalus saundersi     

2011.08   14.10.2011   Anniversary for local government law (Shiga)   5v sheet   
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
80y     20     Little Grebe    Tachybaptus ruficollis     

2012.01   20.06.2012   Bonin Islands   10v sheet   
Bonin White-eye Apalopteron familiare
80y     203     Bonin White-eye    Apalopteron familiare     

2012.02   23.08.2012   Harmony with nature   2x5v sheet   
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
80y     36     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

2012.03   15.11.2012   Anniversary for local government law (Oita)   5v sheet   
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
80y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     

2013.01   15.01.2013   Anniversary for local government law (Hyogo)   5v sheet   
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
80y     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

2013.02   16.04.2013   Travel scenes   10v sheet   
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
80y     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

2013.03   23.05.2013   Harmony with nature   2x5v sheet   
Ryukyu Robin Larvivora komadori
80y     219     Ryukyu Robin    Larvivora komadori     

2013.04   20.09.2013   Baby animals   5v set, sa   
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua
50y     15     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     

2013.05   13.12.2013   Anniversary for local government law (Kagoshima)   5v sheet   
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio
80y     46     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     

2014.01   15.05.2014   Rare wildlife in Japan   5v set   
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
82y     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

2014.02   26.06.2014   Fuji   10v sheet   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
82y     8     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2014.03   23.07.2014   Letter writing day   10v sheet, sa   
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
52y     203     Japanese White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     
52y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2015.01   02.02.2015   Definitives   12v set   
Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon
10y     24     Crested Ibis    Nipponia nippon     

2015.02   12.05.2015   Anniversary for local government law (Yamaguchi)   5v sheet   
Hooded Crane Grus monacha
82y     46     Hooded Crane    Grus monacha     

2016.01   03.03.2016   Spring greetings   2x5v sheet, sa   
Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus
82y     219     Red-flanked Bluetail    Tarsiger cyanurus     

2016.02   26.04.2016   G7   10v sheet   
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
82y     56     Kentish Plover    Charadrius alexandrinus     

2016.03   07.06.2016   Anniversary of local government law   47v booklet   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
82y     46     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

2016.04   05.08.2016   Greetings, traditional colours   10v sheet, sa   
Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana
52y     219     Blue-and-white Flycatcher    Cyanoptila cyanomelana     
and     219     Mugimaki Flycatcher    Ficedula mugimaki     

2016.05   05.08.2016   Greetings, traditional colours   10v sheet, sa   
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
82y     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
82y     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

2016.06   10.08.2016   Mountain day   10v sheet   
Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata
82y     237     Chestnut-eared Bunting    Emberiza fucata     

2016.07   23.09.2016   Natural monument 1   10v sheet   
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta Japanese Robin Larvivora akahige
82y     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     
82y     219     Japanese Robin    Larvivora akahige     

2016.08   11.11.2016   Familiar animals   10v sheet, sa   
Australian Zebra Finch Taeniopygia castanotis Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus
52y     226     Australian Zebra Finch    Taeniopygia castanotis     
52y     108     Budgerigar    Melopsittacus undulatus     

2016.09   11.11.2016   Familiar animals   10v sheet, sa   
Rosy-faced Lovebird Agapornis roseicollis White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora
82y     108     Rosy-faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis     
82y     226     White-rumped Munia    Lonchura striata     
82y     106     Sulphur-crested Cockatoo    Cacatua galerita     
82y     226     Java Sparrow    Lonchura oryzivora     

2017.01   17.03.2017   Birds and flowers paintings   6v set   
Grey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis Japanese Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata Little Egret Egretta garzetta
500y     232     Grey-capped Greenfinch    Chloris sinica     
500y     68     Oriental Turtle Dove    Streptopelia orientalis     
500y     162     Japanese Paradise Flycatcher    Terpsiphone atrocaudata     
500y     25     Little Egret    Egretta garzetta     

2017.02   28.04.2017   Natural monument 2   10v sheet   
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus
82y     62     Latham's Snipe    Gallinago hardwickii     
82y     219     Red-flanked Bluetail    Tarsiger cyanurus     

2017.03   07.06.2017   Japanese paintings   10v sheet   
Green Pheasant Phasianus versicolor
82y     13     Green Pheasant    Phasianus versicolor     

2017.04   05.07.2017   Penguins   10v sheet, sa   

Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
82y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
82y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
82y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
82y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
82y     15     Chinstrap Penguin    Pygoscelis antarcticus     
82y     15     Chinstrap Penguin    Pygoscelis antarcticus     
82y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
82y     15     Chinstrap Penguin    Pygoscelis antarcticus     
82y     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     

2017.05   18.08.2017   Traditional Japanese design   2x5v sheet, sa   
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
82y     13     Indian Peafowl    Pavo cristatus     
82y     8     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

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Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan
Population: 127.2 million
Climate: varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous

Birds: 619 species. 14 endemic species.

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24.10.2017