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Japan. 2002 ‘Firearms Control in Japan 2002.’ No! Guns 2002, p. 14. Tokyo: Firearms Division, National Police Agency. 1 January

Relevant contents

The Licensing Process for Possessing Hunting Guns:

- The Prefectural Public Safety Commission holds a training course on the handling of hunting guns

- Shooting lessons provided by authorised instructors

- Submission of the application for a licence

- The Prefectural Public Safety Commission examines the application

- Licence form issued (valid 3 years)

- Possession of hunting guns

Grounds for denying a licence:

- Under 18 years of age

- Mental disorder

- Prior felony offense

- Substantial risk posed to the lives or property of other persons or to public safety

ID: Q2122

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