Prohibited items

Dear users, please see below the official list of prohibited for international shipping items posted by Japan Post; a transcript from their page:


Items that correspond to the descriptions below or when there is a possibility they may follow under these categories.

  • Gold, silver, white gold, other precious metals, precious stones including diamonds and semiprecious stones, currency of all countries (banknotes and coins), various jewelry goods, other valuables
  • Marketable securities
  • Correspondence and communicative means defined as correspondence under current law
  • Living animals
  • Body remains, memorial tablets and ashes
  • Items that can easily transubstantiate or decay
  • Small firearms' explosives and firearms
  • Explosive substances
  • Compressed gas
  • Inflammable liquids and solids, combustible solids体
  • Photoflash lamp
  • Magnetic substances
  • Mercury
  • Acids and other putrefactive substances, bases and acids
  • Oxidants
  • Poison
  • Radioactive materials
  • Vaporizing materials
  • Articles defined as aviation hazards (in accordance to ICAO Technical Instructions and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations)
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic drugs as defined by International Narcotics Control Board as well as other illicit drugs prohibited for export and import
  • Obscene and unlawful items
  • Counterfeit items and pirated editions
  • Objects harmful for the users or general public; items that can contaminate or damage cargo, cargo facilities and property of the third parties
  • Explosives and other dangerous articles, filthy items that can damage the packages of others
  • Items prohibited from transportation by law
  • Cargo that is prohibited or limited from transport, export, import by law of the government of exporting/importing country, state, local municipality and federation, including the transit country.
  • Food
  • Lethal weapons
  • Items that contain multiple personal data
  • Other items deemed inapplicable by our company (including the items below):
    • Credit and cash cards
    • Passport
    • Examination admission slips
    • Bills of loading
    • Animal products
    • Plants (including herbal products)
    • Pharmacological materials, medicinal drugs, medical samples (i.e. diagnostic samples, blood, tissue samples)
    • Guns, weapons, swords, ammunition and their parts
    • Liquids
    • Antiquities, art objects and artifacts
    • Collectibles and rarities
    • Industrial diamonds

For more information, please consult their official web page here .