Regarding Bringing Animal Products into Japan from Overseas
Due to outbreaks of domestic animal diseases in other countries, most meat and other animal products cannot be brought into Japan.
Please be aware that bringing items illegally into Japan will be subject to penalties.
From April 22nd, 2019, Japan has decided to apply the penalty for illegal bringing in of meat products more stringently.
Please properly declare imports of livestock products such as meat products in your passenger baggage to avoid the penalty.
The Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control stipulates that:
In the case of introducing livestock products without passing import inspection, persons shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to three years or a fine of up to one million yen.
Important Notification from Animal Quarantine Service