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Japan. 2014 ‘Brokering.’ 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 4, p. 4. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 10 March
Section 4: Brokering
Laws, regulations and administrative procedures
8.8 What penalties or sanctions does your country impose for illegal brokering activities?
"Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law" restricts to serve as an intermediary in the international trade of arms (Article 25-4). Those who engage in such trade without license will be liable to penalties of 10 years or less imprisonment or a fine of up to 10 million yen, or both; however, if five-times the amount of the subject matter of contravention exceeds 10 million yen, the fine is up to the five-times amount (Article 69-6). Article 3-7 and 3-10 of the Firearms and Swords Control Act prohibits the transfer and lending or borrowing of handguns, rifles, machine guns, or their ammunition. Those who broker the transfer and lending or borrowing of these items are, in accordance with article 31-15 of the Act, subject to punishment of imprisonment up to three years and fines up to one million yen.
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