For scientific and experimental activities
For application in Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Food Industry and other related industries (feed, feed additives, fertilizers, etc.)
For Food, Food additives and Pharmaceuticals
For Liquor Manufacturing
For other Industrial uses such as industrial chemicals
Relevant Laws/ Regulations/ Rules
- Use of living modified organisms without containment measures (Procedure of Type 1 Use)
A person who create or import and make Type 1 Use of living modified organisms or other persons who wish to make Type 1 Use must submit Type 1 Use Regulations and obtain the approval of the competent minister. Nevertheless, this does not apply to the Use in accordance with approved Type 1 Use Regulations.
To an application for the approval, a Biological Diversity Risk Assessment Report needs to be attached.
The competent minister publicly announces approved Type 1 Use Regulations.
A person who wishes to export living modified organisms from a foreign country to Japan may apply for approval of Type 1 Use Regulations.
- Use of living modified organisms with containment measures (Procedure of Type 2 Use)
A person who wishes to make Type 2 Use of living modified organisms must,
A. in case containment measures to be taken are stipulated by the ordinance of the competent ministries, take the said containment measures; and
B. in case containment measures to be taken are not stipulated, take containment measures previously confirmed by the competent minister.
Wildlife Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
1-2-2, Kasmigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975
Phone: 81-(0)3-3581-3351; Fax: 81-(0)3-3504-2175
Inspection and Safety Division, Department of Food Safety, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Phone: 81-(0)3-3595-2431; Fax: 81-(0)3-3597-9535
Information Resources: OECD BioTrack