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Exporting Pets from Japan

The Japanese Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) is the official source of information regarding the import and export of pets in Japan. Please visit their very helpful English website.

It is imperative that persons who wish to export their pet from Japan consult the AQS website and make the proper coordination directly with the AQS in order to avoid any misunderstandings. The personnel in AQS have proved to be very helpful and they encourage direct communication through their website.

U.S. Requirements
It is imperative that pet owners check Import Requirements for the United States. The below websites will help you check the requirements to import a dog/cat into the U.S.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control

USDA - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)