Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Japan. 2010 ‘Disposal.’ 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); Chapter 3, pp. 15-16. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 1 January
Confiscated SALW are sent to the Public Prosecutor's Office as testimony.
NPA, in principle, disposes those handguns handed over from the Public Prosecutor's Office after confiscation for criminal trials and those sent from Prefectural Police Offices.
Other SALW except for handguns which have become belonging to the National Treasury by criminal procedures such as confiscation by criminal trials are disposed by the Public Prosecutor's Office.
When SALW owned by the Government of Japan are determined as unnecessary, those are disposed until they become unworkable. Methods of the disposal are cutting, melting, or dismantling.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]