Delivery time in Japan

Weekly magazine Nature is delivered by Japan Post’s "Yu-mail" service.

From October 2021, due to the revision of the Postal Law, Saturday delivery of postal items will be suspended and the delivery time will gradually be moved back by about a day.

There is a possibility that the delivery of Nature will be delayed by a few days. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information, please visit the Japan Post website below.
【Japan Post website】

Nature titled journals (monthly) are dispatched as soon as they imported from overseas.


Delayed fulfillment due to cyber-attack at one of our printer facilities

On Friday 08 April 2022, one of our printing plants was subjected to a cyber-attack.

As a result, the following eight journals may experience delays in printing/delivery from the April issue onwards. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers and ask for your understanding. Until the journal will be delivered, we kindly ask you to use the online version of the journal.


  1. Nature Biotechnology
  2. Nature Genetics
  3. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
  4. Nature Medicine
  5. Nature Neuroscience
  6. Nature Immunology
  7. Nature Methods
  8. Nature Protocols

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