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International Calls

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.

KDDI international telegram operator

Phone: Free Call0120-44-5124 (toll-free)
from 9:00 to 17:00
Monday through Saturday, However, except Sunday, public holiday, year-end and New Year holidays.

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 (107KB) (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 (3.7MB)

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, Russia
Messenger Italy, Spain, Singapore, Brazil
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.


Basic charge and charge per word for international telegram service [1]

Type Price
Basic charge per telegram [2] ¥3,000
Charge per word [3] ¥240
  • [1]
    Consumption tax is excluded from the communication fees of the international telegram service.
  • [2]
    The basic charge is applied for each international telegram.
  • [3]
    The charge per word is the same throughout the world.

Download PDF fileList of countries and regions where international telegram service is available (as of October 1, 2015) (87KB) (in Japanese only)

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)

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.