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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Iconic Mazda Vehicles Commemorated with Japan Post's Limited Edition Stamps


Mazda Motor Corporation was today presented with a limited edition sheet of postage stamps that feature iconic Mazda vehicles. The stamps are entitled, "History of Mazda Motor Corporation Hiroshima (with model car)" and were created and issued by the Chugoku Regional Office, Japan Post Network Co., Ltd. (Japan Post Network Chugoku Regional Office).

The stamps are available online and at all post offices (excluding contract post offices) in the regions of west Japan where Mazda has production facilities: Hiroshima prefecture and Hofu city in Yamaguchi prefecture.

The limited edition stamps feature images of iconic Mazda cars from the company's 90-year history, ranging from the 1950 Mazda-Go three-wheeled truck to the all-new Mazda Premacy (known overseas as the Mazda5) that went on sale in Japan in summer 2010. The stamp sheet also shows the Mazda Shinari, a new concept car that indicates the future direction of Mazda design.

Masami Uemura, managing director of the Japan Post Network Chugoku Regional Office, presented a sheet of the limited edition postage stamps together with a miniature model of the 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S - the world's first mass production rotary-engined sports car - to Yuji Harada, a director and senior managing executive officer at Mazda Motor Corporation.