THE PHILATELIC JOURNAL, ISSUE 1, 2011. This the first issue of this annual journal published by YOSHIDA Takashi, Stampedia, Tokyo, Japan. This issue, in both Japanese and English languages and printed in full colour includes articles by leading philatelists including; Etched Stamps of Japan 1871-1876, by Shin-ichi Chiba. Ryukyu Stamp Collection (Provisional Stamps), by Tsukasa Ishikawa. Thematic Stamp Collecting, by Yosuke Naito. Hawaii Early Stamps, by Fumio Yamazaki, The Opening of China 1745 - 1897, by Mitsuhiro Ohba, Estonian Flower Design, by Akihiko Ito, First Issue of Austria, by Tamaki Saito, First Issue of Argentina, by Koichi Sato.