New Issues: Japan Post honours Rio Olympians

Japan Post is commemorating all Japanese gold medallists at the ongoing Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with commemorative stamps.

The first sheet was issued Aug. 8 to mark Kosuke Hagino’s gold medal victory in the 400-meter individual medley race two days prior. It was the first day of swimming competitions in Rio, and Hagino was the first Japanese to take home a gold. The postal administration also plans to issue sheets of commemorative stamps when Japanese Paralympians win gold medals.

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