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Japan. 2016 ‘International Tracing.’ 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 8, p. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 10 March

Relevant contents

Section 8: International Tracing

Laws, regulations and administrative procedures

18. Does your country have procedures in place to trace SALW? YES

Tracing requests

18.1. Which government agency is responsible for making a tracing request to another country?

The National Police Agency is responsible for making a tracing request through diplomatic channnel and ICPO.

18.2. What information does the designated agency include in a tracing request? (check relevant boxes)

a) Circumstances under which the SALW was found: YES
b) Reasons why the SALW is considered to be illegal or illicit: YES
c) The intended use of the information being sought: YES
d) Any markings on the SALW: YES
e) Type/calibre of SALW: YES
f) Other: Distribution route, buyers

Cooperation with INTERPOL

19. During the reporting period, has your country cooperated on the issue of tracing SALW with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)?: YES

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; ICPO = INTERPOL]

ID: Q12110

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