Japan ratified the Convention on 30 September 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Japan on 1 March 1999.
Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques. As of 2018, Japan has reported having retained 1,048 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are used for education and training in mine detection and mine clearance and research and development of mine clearance equipment.
In its initial transparency report submitted on 27 August 1999, Japan reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
In 2003, Japan reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.
In total, Japan reported having destroyed 1,000,089 mines.
Japan reported that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.
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