Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Japan. 2016 ‘Stockpile Management.’ National Report of Japan on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5, pp. 4-5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 10 March
Section 5: Stockpile Management
Laws, regulations and administrative procedures
9. Does your country have standards and procedures relating to the management and security of SALW held by the armed forces, police or any other entity authorised to hold SALW? YES
9.1. If so, which of the following provisions are included in these standards and procedures (check relevant boxes)?
a) Appropriate locations for stockpiles: YES
b) Physical security measures: YES
c) Control of access to stocks: YES
d) Inventory management and accounting control: YES
e) Staff training: YES
f) Security, accounting and control of SALW held or transported by operational units or authorised personnel: YES
g) Procedures and sanctions in the event of theft or loss: YES
h) Other: YES
9.2. When stocks are identified as surplus, what actions does your country take with regard to the surplus (check relevant boxes)?
a) Officially declare as surplus: [No response]
b) Take out of service: [No response]
c) Record by type, lot, batch, and serial number: [No response]
d) Store separately: [No response]
e) Other: stored under strict control
9.3. In disposing of the surplus stocks, which of the following methods may be used (check relevant boxes)?
a) Destruction: YES
b) Sale to another State: [No response]
c) Donation to another State: [No response]
d) Transfer to another state agency: [No response]
e) Sale to civilians: [No response]
f) Sale or transfer to legal entities (e.g. museums, private security companies, etc.): [No response]
g) Other: When stocks are identified unnecessary to store, dispose it by destroying its capabilities
Actions taken during the reporting period
9.4. During the reporting period, has your country destroyed surplus stocks? YES
9.4.1. How many SALW were destroyed?
During reporting period, 663 unrepaired handguns and 7786 old handguns were destroyed by melting…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]