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Nonmailable Articles in International Mail

Please note that laws/provisions prohibit certain articles sent by international mail.

Please note that the items that are considered to be dangerous for air transfer under the "Dangerous Goods Regulations" by International Air Transport Association (IATA) cannot be posted regardless of the mail type (Mail Post, Small Parcel, EMS) or posting method (Airmail, SAL, Sea Mai).

pdfAnnouncement Regarding Dangerous Goods in Airmail (PDF704kB) (Japanese Version Only)

pdfRegarding Lithium Batteries (PDF426kB)

pdfAbout erasion of the indication such as "the dangerous materials labels" of the mail decoration (PDF212kB)

Also, the destination country may also restrict certain articles to be sent.

International Mail Conditions.

  • Before posting an item, please ensure that it contains no dangerous items, or anything that falls under "Items that cannot be sent as international mail."
  • Received mail will have its contents inspected by X-ray or the like, and anything that is prohibited from being sent as international mail may be returned to sender without being sent overseas.

Articles prohibited to be sent by mail

Category Sub-category Examples of Nonmailable Articles
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

For details, please consult the following:

Valuables (only for EMS)

  • coins, banknotes, paper money
  • securities of any kind payable to the bearer, traveler’s checks
  • processed or unprocessed platinum, gold or silver, precious stones and other valuables

List of manufacturers of disposable body warmers that can be sent by international mail

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