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Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Chapter 9 (Table 9.2), p. 270. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

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Table 9.2 - Overview of Prohibited and Restricted Firearms for Civilian Possession

Japan:

- Automatic Firearms: prohibited for civilian possession (with no or limited exceptions)

- Semi-automatic Firearms: prohibited for civilian possession (with no or limited exceptions)

- Handguns: prohibited for civilian possession (with no or limited exceptions)

- Penalty for Possessing Prohibited Firearm: handgun: 1-10 years; firearms: up to 3 years or a fine up to JPY 500,000 (US$600)

- Registration: no central register, but manufacturers and those who store handguns keep records, plus antique firearms are registered

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