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160308-0023 - Female Office Workers


Inside Meiji 1900s Tokyo Printing Studio

Female office workers at work using a modern card system at Japan’s Postal Money Order and Postal Savings Administration (郵便為替貯金管理所, Yubin Kawase Chokin Kanrisho), 1906 (Meiji 39).

Commemorative card (第一回決算記念会) published on July 8, 1906. In the same year, money transfers between postal savings accounts became possible nationwide for the first time.

The organization was established by the Ministry of Communications on July 1, 1890 (Meiji 23), replacing an older organization.

Postal savings and money order services in Japan were first introduced in 1875 (Meiji 8), only four years after the establishment of Japan’s postal system.

By 1942 (Showa 17), postal savings had reached ¥10 billion. These funds greatly aided the formation of social capital throughout the country, while simultaneously building the nation’s capital resources.

Caption: カード式原簿紀念
Publisher: 東京印刷株式会社製

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