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Import Prohibited Articles


Import Prohibited Articles
The following articles are prohibited from entry by law:
a) Opium, cannabis, magic mushrooms, and other narcotic drugs and utensils for opium smoking; stimulants(including Vicks inhalers and Sudafed): psychotropic substances (excluding those designated by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Ordinance):
b) Firearms (pistols, rifles, machine guns, etc.), ammunition (bullets) thereof, and of pistol parts;
c) Books, drawings, carvings, and any other articles which may harm public safety or morals (obscene or immoral materials, e.g., pornography);
d) Articles which infringe upon rights protected by patent, utility model, design, trademark, copyright, neighboring right, layout design of integrated circuits, or plant breeders' right;
e) Counterfeit, altered or imitation coins, paper money, bank notes or securities and forged credit cards


Import Restricted Articles
The following articles are restricted from entry by law:
a) Plants and animals must be presented to the plant or animal quarantine officer for quarantine inspection prior to Customs examination.
b) There are quantity restrictions on the import of medicine and cosmetics.
(e.g., internal medicine: amount required for a period of 2 months; external medicine: 24 doses; cosmetics: 24 applications.)
c) No person shall bring hunting guns, air guns, swords, etc. into Japan without a permit to possess.



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