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Note: All listings and products must comply with all laws and regulations.
  • Illegal and Potentially Illegal Products

    Products sold on the Amazon.co.jp website must comply with all applicable laws. Sellers are legally liable for their actions and transactions, which means sellers must be aware of the law governing any product they offer for sale on Amazon.co.jp. This includes the sale of products by individuals outside Japan. Products prohibited for sale on the Amazon.co.jp website include the following:

    • Loose stone/unset jewel products
    • Jewelry products that are sold by a seller who is not designated by a manufacturer/seller of the product as an authorized reseller, or jewelry products for which a standard warranty by the manufacturer is not provided to the buyer (including watches)
    • All other products that Amazon.co.jp determines are not authorized for sale on the Amazon.co.jp website at its sole discretion.

  • Approval or Licensing

    The sale of products by a seller who has not obtained required licenses, registrations or notifications to sell the said products in Japan, or the sale of products that are not approved or licensed for sale in Japan, are prohibited.

    Examples:

  • Household Goods: You must not sell Household Goods as defined by the Household Products Quality Labeling Act without the required quality labeling.

    For details of Household Goods Quality Labeling Law, please see the following websites of Consumer Affairs Agency:

    (English) http://www.caa.go.jp/en/policy/representation/

    (Japanese) https://www.caa.go.jp/policies/policy/representation/household_goods/

  • Tableware, kitchen utensils, toys, etc. : Tableware, kitchen utensils, containers, packaging, toys, etc. which are regulated under the Japan Food Sanitation Act and other standards but do not comply with them are prohibited.
  • Virtual Currencies and Items for Online Games: If real-money trade (RMT) of virtual currencies or items used in an online game is prohibited by the company operating the game, any offer for sale that would encourage RMT in the game is prohibited.
  • Coterie (Dojin) books: Amazon prohibits listing of books that lack JAN or ISBN code. For the avoidance of doubt, even if a book has a JAN or ISBN code, listing of such book may be prohibited if it falls under any other restricted product category such as restricted adult products or products infringing rights of a third party.
  • Imported Foods & Beverages: Imported products (personal imports) that do not comply with the Japan Food Sanitation Act (including Food labeling standards, etc.) and other laws such as Act for JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard), Health Promoting Act, Measurement Act, Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations Act, or ministry guidelines are prohibited. This includes acting for personal imports or adopting a similar method for listing products that are restricted by laws or ministry guidelines (salt, rice, alcohol, livestock species, supplements contain pharmaceutical ingredients, etc.), and shipping imported products directly to a buyer.
  • Pets: If you intend to list pet food on our website, you must comply with the Pet Food Safety Act. If you intend to import and sell pet food, you must submit notification to the Regional Agricultural Administration Office or its equivalent of the prefecture in which the vendor's principal office is located. For details, please check the information provided under the heading "Pet Food Safety" on the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' website (Japanese): http://www.maff.go.jp/j/syouan/tikusui/petfood/
    Attention: Selling prong collars and any other collars for pets that have inward-facing spikes are prohibited.
  • Feed Crops and Feed Additives: If you intend to list feed crops or feed additives on our website, you must comply with Act on Safety Assurance and Quality Improvement of Feeds. In order to import feed crops or feed additives, you must file a notification to the Minister of Agriculture, and in order to sell feed crops or feed additives, you must file a notification to the governor of a prefecture where the headquarters of your company is located, by two weeks before the date of starting the business. Selling feed crops or feed additives which are prohibited under the laws/ regulations or do not comply with standards determined by the laws/regulations are strictly prohibited. For details, please check information on the following MAFF’s webpage, ‘For those who manufacture, import, and sell feed crops and feed additives’.http://www.maff.go.jp/j/syouan/tikusui/siryo/siryo_jigyosya.html.
  • Service transactions: The following transactions under Act on Specified Commercial Transactions:
    • Provision of Specified Continuous Services
    • Business Opportunity Sales Transactions

    For details, please see the following Act on Specified Commercial Transactions page:

    (Japanese)http://www.no-trouble.go.jp/what/continuousservices/

    (Japanese)http://www.no-trouble.go.jp/what/businessopportunity/

    (English and Japanese)http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/law/detail/?id=2065&vm=04&re=01

  • Mystery boxes: “Mystery boxes,” “Surprise boxes,” or similarly named products containing items that are not clearly described on the product detail page.
  • Incinerators: The use of incinerators must comply with laws and ordinances of each prefecture. When listing/selling an incinerator, you must state the legal notice to that effect.

    For details, please see the following links and relevant local regulations.

    Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Law(Japanese)

    Enforcement Rule of Act on Special Measures against Dioxin(Japanese)

  • Gasoline: The listing and sales of 10 liters or more of the following gasoline are prohibited:
    • Gasoline
    • White gasoline
    • Industrial gasoline
    • Automotive gasoline
    • Mixed fuel oil
    Note: The capacity of gasoline must be described on the product detail page. If the capacity of gasoline is not described on the product detail page, the listing and sales of the products are prohibited regardless of the capacity of gasoline.
  • “Washington Redskins” merchandise
  • Sanctioned Countries, Entities, and Individuals: Export control and economic sanctions laws in the United States and a number of other countries prohibit or restrict unlicensed transactions with parties (i.e., individuals, entities, government regimes) identified as engaging in terrorism, narcotics trafficking, weapons proliferation and other activities that threaten those countries' national security, foreign policies or economies (Denied Parties).

    Various government agencies publish lists of such parties (Denied Parties Lists).

    In addition, many countries maintain trade sanctions and ebargo programs against specific countries (Sanctioned Countries), such that unlicensed transactions involving those embargoed countries are prohibited or restricted.

    In order to comply with these and other legal requirements, it is Amazon's general policy that items imported from or originating in the following countries and regions may not be sold on Amazon:

    • Cuba
    • Iran
    • North Korea
    • Crimea Region of Ukraine

    No shipments or sales to parties in any of these countries or Syria may be conducted through Amazon.

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