Question: Any prohibited items that cannot be shipped to?

Yes, there are items that cannot be shipped from Japan through EMS such as explosives and hazardous materials, Narcotics, live animals, pornographic materials, drugs, valuables. Those are basically prohibited to ship from japan.

Category Sub-category Examples of nonmailable items
Explosives and hazardous materials Gunpowers Fireworks, firecrackers, ammunitions
Flammable liquids Lighter fuel, paint
Compressed gasses Fire extinguishers, aqualungs, dust removers (spray type), portable condensed oxygen, helium gas, gas stove burners for camping, gas for portable stoves, gas for lighters
flammable materials Matches, lighters
Oxidizers Bleach, peroxidative agents, oxygen generators for personal use
Oxidizers Chloroform, insecticide transpirators (heat type)
Poisonous substances Mercury, batteries
Radioactive substances Plutonium, radium, uranium, caesium
Narcotics Narcotics and psychotropic substances
Live animals Live animals
Pornographic materials Pornographic or immoral materials

Please note that there are some times that cannot be sent via international post due to laws, treaties and other restrictions. Restrictions vary by country of destination. Please consult with local customs for prohibited items in details.

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