Over the last few years, Japanese have gradually incorporated pets into the family system. In the majority of
cases, pets are now considered to be family members. To many Japanese, pets are as well loved as children, and
may even serve as a substitute. Although Japan’s crowded environment might make it a not so pet-friendly
country, Japenese love their pets and welcome new furry friends with open arms.
Bringing pets to Japan is all about preparing well in advance and understanding the import requirements to avoid
delays and complications. Did you know Japan requires two rabies vaccines and a titer test, for example? Did you
know these must be carried out according to a particular timeline?
Bringing a dog or cat to Japan also means meeting standard requirements like gathering the correct paperwork and
choosing an approved travel crate.