Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Japan. 2010 ‘Outline of National Laws, Regulations and Decrees - Customs Law.’ 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, p. 8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 1 January
Outline of National Laws, Regulations and Decrees
Import of handguns, military rifles, machine guns, guns and their ammunition and parts, except for those imported with exceptional authorization by licensed traders both by other laws, is prohibited (Article 69-11).
Violation is liable to penalties of 7 years or less imprisonment or a fine of up to 30 million yen, or both (Article 109).