Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese state-owned conglomerate headquartered in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. It is mainly engaged in postal and logistics business, financial window business, banking business and life insurance business. The company offers letters and goods transportation services, stamp sales, deposits, loans, and insurance products.
The company was founded on 23 January 2006, although it was not until October 2007 that it took over the functions of Japan Post.
There were plans to fully privatize the company, but these have been put on hold. As of 2013, it ranked thirteenth in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies.
On April 25, 2017, Japan Post Holdings said it would have a Y40bn ($360m) loss for its first full financial year as a listed company, due to losses from Toll Holdings, which it controversially acquired in 2015.
The group operates via four main divisions:
- Japan Post Service, which deals with mail delivery.
- Japan Post Network, which runs the post offices.
- Japan Post Bank, which deals with banking functions.
- Japan Post Insurance, which provides life insurance.
- Toll Holdings, which provides transportation and logistics.