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Shipping personal items from CH to Japan

Hi, I am returning to Japan after a year of studying in CH and have more than a few packages of personal staff that I want to ship to Japan because I have many books etc. Has anybody experience shipping and moving to Japan? Any recommendation of a company that is speialized in shipping of small amount of things?
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Re: Shipping personal staff from CH to Japan

As is mentioned in a number of threads, your easiest and probably cheapest option will be via the Post office.

Here is the link to the page that gives you details on weights and costs as well as the maximum package sizes.

Japan is in zone 4.

https://www.post.ch/en/private/sendi...tional-economy

Be sure to buy the tape shown in this link. It will not break. You can buy it at Jumbo. Be sure to use good quality cartons.

Is anyone moving from CH to the Toronto area this summer and can help me out?
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Re: Shipping personal staff from CH to Japan

You mean stuff (things) not staff (people), don't you?
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Re: Shipping personal staff from CH to Japan

You may also check deutsche post.

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Hi, I am returning to Japan after a year of studying in CH and have more than a few packages of personal staff that I want to ship to Japan because I have many books etc. Has anybody experience shipping and moving to Japan? Any recommendation of a company that is speialized in shipping of small amount of things?
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Re: Shipping personal items from CH to Japan

post office. 100chf I think it was to send a 20kg box. (To the USA ) so I assume it will be around that...
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Shipping personal items from CH to Japan

When I moved from Japan to Switzerland years ago, I used the services of Japan Luggage Express http://www.jluggage.com to send my personal items. It is a company in Japan but when I returned to Japan a few years later I contacted them again to ask if they offer service from Switerland to Japan and they were able to arrange it. Their agent collected about 10 boxes from my residence in Zurich and I sent them by air. It was quite a smooth move. I have moved internatioally a couple of times in the past and if you are shipping to Japan and your shipment is not very large it is better by air because charges you need to pay after the boxes arrive at the other end can be very expensive if you ship by boat. I do not know how many boxes or kilograms you are shipping but I imagine that you are not shipping something like furniture, so I recommned that you get a quote from this shipping company. Their charges are quite reasonable and they provide very good communication, so I would highly recommend them. Also, you can ship by airfreight through some international moving company and then ask a company like JLE to custom clear once the shipment arrives in Japan. Once again, sea shipping could be expensive for small shipments and also whereas post office is good if you are sending only a few packages, if you are shipping more than several of them it is better to use some freight company in Switerland or the Japanese company I recommnded.
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Re: Shipping personal items from CH to Japan

Although not so many people is interested in this information posted in English, the cheapest way to send small package from Japan to CH will be International TA-Q-BIN.
http://www.kuronekoyamato.co.jp/en/p...al/itn_taqbin/
It is actually handled in UPS network while real price you have to pay is one third of official price offered by UPS itself.
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