If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.
Japan - Summary of Requirements
SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE
Dogs and Cats:
Note: Recombinant rabies vaccine can be used for immunization for dogs and cats to
be imported to Japan.
Note: As of April 7, 2014, Japan has banned the importation of all poultry and birds from the state of Delaware.
Note: As of April 11, 2014, Japan has banned the importation of all poultry and birds from the state of Maryland.
Note: As of April 22, 2014, Japan has banned the importation of all poultry and birds from the state of California.
"The exported bird [or birds] has [or have] not been raised in any HPAI affected country for at least 90 days before shipment or since its [or their] hatching."
Note: Japan has banned the importation of Prairie Dogs as of March 1, 2003
Regarding Japan's requirements can be found here:
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.