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International Calls


International telegrams charges were revised on October 1, 2015.
Click the link below for details.

Open link in a new windowAbout the revision of international telegram service charges (in Japanese only)

International telegrams are delivered to 240 countries and regions all over the world.

Sending International Telegrams

You can apply for the international telegram service online or by fax or phone.
If you apply for the service outside office hours, the KDDI operator will call you on the next working day.
If you have any questions about the international telegram service, please feel free to contact us.

How to use


From receiving your application to dispatching your message

Sample (Image)

Click the link below to see a sample (image) of an international telegram.
International telegram messages are dispatched using envelopes and notepaper designed exclusively for the destination countries.

Download PDF fileSample (image) of international telegram (413KB) (in Japanese only)

Examples of sentences

Click the link below to see examples of sentences for international telegrams which are useful in various scenes.

Download PDF fileExamples of sentences for international telegrams (131KB) (in Japanese only)

Usable characters

Characters usable in messages are as follows.
Japanese appears in romanized form. Accents used in German, French and other languages cannot be entered.

* É: "E" with a diacritical mark appears as a letter "E".
Numeric characters 1234567890
Symbols . , : ? ' - / + = ( )

Frequently asked questions

Click the link below to view answers to frequently asked questions concerning international telegrams.

FAQs (in Japanese only)

Delivery method

Delivery method in major countries and regions

The international telegram delivery method differs in each destination country or region.
For Post Office Box destinations, delivery is completed when the telegram is dropped into the P.O. Box.
For hotels and ceremonial halls (churches), delivery is completed when delivered to the reception desk.
Applications for fax or e-mail destinations are only accepted for a hotel, company or government agency in the country or region concerned.

Delivery method Country or region
Postal service USA, Hawaii, Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, France, China, Korea
Messenger Italy, Spain, Singapore, Brazil, Russia
Fax or e-mail Guam, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia

Call the KDDI international telegram operator on 0120-44-5124 for details of delivery methods to countries and regions other than the above.


How to calculate the charges

Charges are calculated based on the total number of words in the recipient's address, name, body text and sender's name.
A word consisting of up to ten characters is calculated as one word, while a word consisting of more than ten characters is regarded as two words.

HAPPY 5 characters 1 word HAPPY BIRTHDAY. (2 words)
OMEDETOU 8 characters 1 word GOKEKKON OMEDETOU GOZAIMASU. (3 words)
OSHIAWASENI 11 characters 2 words KOREKARAMO OSHIAWASENI. (3 words)

Charge per word in main countries and regions (International telegram charges are exempt from tax)

The charge per word differs in each country or region.

Country or region Charge
Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Guam \100
Indonesia \102
Hawaii \104
Russia \106
Canada \108
Vietnam \114
USA (except Alaska and Hawaii), Malaysia, Singapore \118
Australia \150
Brazil \190
UK, Germany, Italy, France \192
Spain \200

Click the link below to see charges other than the above.

Download PDF fileList of charges for international telegram service (51KB) (in Japanese only)

Payment method

The bill will be sent in the middle of the month following the month in which you use the service.
You can make a payment at financial institutions including banks and post offices, or at convenience stores.

Denpoppo – International Telegrams of Congratulations or Condolences

Denpoppo is a service for sending telegrams to 120 destination countries and regions around the world.
Messages can be sent in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, English or Portuguese.
Original mounts are available according to purpose. Click the link below for details.

Open link in a new windowDenpoppo (in Japanese only)

  • Denpoppo is provided by KDDI Evolva Inc., a member of the KDDI Group.