- Sep 25, 2002
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Kreth said:Is it legal to bring an ASP into Japan?
Well, I am very careful about staying within the law when I bring things into Japan. Anything that is illeagle in Japan, like certain cold medicines you can get over the counter in America, should be left at home.
But I have bought a copy of the ASP in a toy store here in Japan. They are sold openly without any sort of registration that I have run across. The rules for carrying them around are that they can't be out in the open and ready for use unless you have a certificate and a need to do so. So only security guards really could carry them ready. The rest of us have to carry them in cases just like we do bokkens and rokushakubo.
And at Narita they ask you the typical questions about fruits and such. But the only weapons they ask you if you have are firearms and swords. I don't see a reason to declare them at all. Once you are in the country, use common sense and keep them in your training bag and you should be ok.
Brian, thanks for the offer of the seminar. But I would not mind showing stuff to someone like yourself of Nimravus so that you could get more out of training with Nagase and have my mistakes corrected. I don't like the idea of going overseas and teaching it there. For one thing, I am not qualified by ASP. I know some of the legalities, but there are probably gaps. If I teach someone who is qualified they will know what to drop do to the legal reality. But that might not be the case in an overseas seminar.
Oh, and yes Dale I do remember that freaking dirk. It was fun to see and hold, because I knew it would be you who got in trouble if it was found.