Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Japan. 2016 ‘Collection.’ 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 6, p. 5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 10 March
Section 6: Collection
12. During the reporting period, did your country collect any SALW? YES
12.1. How many SALW were collected?
In 2014, the police collected 27 handguns by voluntary surrender. (the statistics of collected handguns and small arms in 2015 are in preparation)
12.2. What action was taken with respect to the SALW collected (check relevant boxes)?
a) Stored securely pending further action: [No response]
b) Marked: [No response]
c) Registered or recorded: [No response]
d) Destroyed: YES
e) Other: [No response]…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]