In order to send an envelope letter via Japan Post, we have to paste a 80 yen ($0.85 €0.66) stamp on the envelope. In case of sending a post card, postage charge is 50 yen ($0.53€0.41). Mail service used to be run by the government until 2007. In 2007 former Japan Post was privatized and split up into several private companies (e.g. company for postal mail, bank, insurance and so on). Letter delivery service was taken over to new Japan Post.