EMS (Express Mail Service) is the fastest domestic and international delivery service offered by Japan Post. The delivery takes about a week which is the standard time frame.
An EMS package is traceable and insurable. A sender is usually provided with a tracking number which the recipient can use to track the package any time via the official postal administration website of the receiving country or japanpost.com.
JapanPost.com is available not only in Japanese but in English too. The tracking tool on the website is used in checking the shipment status of a package.
Tracking an EMS Package
To track a single EMS package:
1. Go to Japan Post website.
2. Enter the tracking number in the box provided. See screenshot below.
An EMS tracking number consists of 13 characters. It usually starts with the letter E followed by a random letter. It ends with the originating country code, for example, EG123456789JP.
3. Click EMS Trace.
The shipment status will be shown on the next page.