Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Japan. 2014 ‘Stockpile Management.’ 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 5, p. 5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 10 March
Section 5: Stockpile Management
Actions taken during the reporting period
10.6. During the reporting period, has your country destroyed surplus stocks? YES
6.1. How many SALW were destroyed? Include details on destruction.
During the reporting period, 777 unrepairable handguns and 7652 ond [sic.] handguns were destroyed by melting.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]