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Goods with Prohibitions, Controls and Restrictions

The following articles are prohibited by law:

  1. Heroin, cocaine, MDMA, opium, cannabis, stimulants, psychotropic substances, and other narcotic drugs (excluding those designated by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Ordinance);
  2. Firearms (pistols, etc.), ammunition (bullets) thereof, and pistol parts;
  3. Explosives (dynamite, gunpowder, etc.) ;
  4. Precursor materials for chemical weapons;
  5. Germs which are likely to be used for bio-terrorism;
  6. Counterfeit, altered, or imitation coins, paper money, bank notes, or securities, and forged credit cards;
  7. Books, drawings, carvings, and any other article which may harm public safety or morals (obscene or immoral materials, e.g., pornography);
  8. Child pornography; and
  9. Articles which infringe upon intellectual property rights.