Good news for those of who live in Japan, and want to send holiday gifts to your love ones in the US.
Japan Post announced on Nov 29, 2010 that they will resume accepting the US air parcel on December 1, 2010.
According to the press release, Japan Post was able to "secure the routes to the US" to deliver the package. Therefore, they will resume accepting the air parcel, including EMS and SAL, to the US.
However, the air cargo space is limited and TSA has still tighter security. Please advised that the delivery may take more than a few days to arrive. So make sure to ship your holiday gifts as early as possible.
Good news! But no more excuse to get the Xmas present!