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Japan. 2014 ‘Confiscation, Seizure & 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.6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. 10 March

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Section 6: Confiscation, Seizure & Collection

Confiscation and seizure

13. During the reporting period, has your country found, seized or confiscated any SALW under its jurisdiction? YES

13.1 How many SALW were found, seized or confiscated?

In 2012, the police seized 373 handguns and 12 small arms. (The statistics of seized handguns and small arms in 2013 are in preparation.)

13.2. What action was taken with respect to the SALW found, seize or confiscated (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: As a general, guns belongs to national treasury by criminal procedure such as confiscation by criminal judge, are regulated its disposal by the rule of official evidence, public prosecutors office hand over to the police agency. SALW (except for guns) in national treasury which is confiscated by cr [sic.]

Collection

14. During the reporting period, did your country collect any SALW? YES

14.1. What was the nature of the collection exercise?

a) Buyback programme for civilian-held SALW: [No response]
b) Weapons amnesty for civilian-held SALW: YES
c) Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR): [No response]
d) Weapons for Development (WfD) programme: [No response]

14.2. How many SALW were collected?

In 2012, the police collected 28 handguns by voluntary surrender. (the statistics of collected handguns and small arms in 2013 are in preparation)

14.3. 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]

ID: Q12113

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