Japanese post in Korea
Japanese post office in Koreawas established in 1876 in Pusan. A few years later post offices in Wonsanand Ninsen ( Incheon) opened. The inauguration of the Korean post took place in November 1884, but soon was interrupted by the Gapsin Couphalf a month later. The unofficial opening of the Japanese post office in Seoultook place in 1888.
Due to the breakout of the Sino-Japanese War in 1894 the postal services were shut down and re-established not until 1895. In the same year the Japanese post monopolized the foreign post. In 1900 the Korean Foreign Post was inaugurated and the
Overprinted Chrysanthemum Stampswere issued.
In 1904 the
Russo-Japanese Warinterrupted the postal services again. In the following year the Korean communication services were annexed and in 1910 Korea became a Japanese colony.
Korea under Japanese rule
History of Korea
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