Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Yes , yes, yes. - Mar 2019

There is a lengthy and intimidating quarantine process for bringing pets into the country. Start early! Also, consider the city/apartment living situation before you bring your big dog. - Mar 2018

There are strict rules; if you have pets (which I do not), you should definitely research. - Feb 2014

YES. There's a very complicated process for getting pets into Japan, and if you do not follow it to the letter, your pets will be held. You need at least six months' notice to start your pet's process of vaccinations and forms. Don't slack on this. - Apr 2013

yes - Jan 2011

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