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Alert for ASF (African swine fever) invasion

Dear international students,

 
On July 1, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has enacted the amendatory law (Law No. 16 of Reiwa 2) of the Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control. The law strengthened the penalties for violations of import/export quarantine regulations. In order to prevent ASF (African swine fever) from entering Japan, follow the measures below:
 
1.Bringing pork, beef, chicken, eggs, etc. (including processed products such as sausage and jerky; and meat-containing foods such as meat buns, dumplings, and others) to Japan from overseas is prohibited by law. Neither the quantity or form of transport (carry-on, luggage or mail) matters. 
 
2.To violate the law, you may be subject to penalties such as 3 years or less imprisonment or a fine of 3 million yen or less (50 million yen or less for a corporation).
 
3.Not only yourself but also your family members and friends coming to Japan should avoid bring in any food containing meat, eggs and others. Also, you are responsible that they should not send those items to Japan by post. 
 
For further Information:
・Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: on African swine fever
・Animal Quarantine Service: multilingual pamphlets are available
・On animal quarantine
(Japanese) 
(English) 
(Chinese) 
(Korean) 
・Information on the animal quarantine system:
(Japanese)
 
 
 
2020-07-03