There is no reason why bow hunting, as well as this type of resource management and hunter education, cannot be effective in Japan. As of 1958, Japanese law states that "no individual shall own a firearm or guns or a sword or swords." Therefore, it is possible to own a bow without violating the law.
In fact, several Japanese celebrities were known for their love of hunting with a bow. The most famous of these was Count Nobunaga Ogasawara, who lived from 1612 to 1685. He became well-known throughout Japan for his skill with a bow and arrow at an early age. In addition, he is credited with introducing horseback riding to Japan.
Today, many Japanese people enjoy hunting with a bow for exercise and sport. However, since firearms are required by law in Japan, non-Japanese individuals are not allowed to hunt here.
In conclusion, bow hunting is legal in Japan. Several Japanese celebrities have been known for their love of hunting with a bow. Unfortunately, due to restrictions on gun ownership, non-Japanese individuals are not able to take part in this activity.
Possession of any form of weapon—firearms, swords, airguns (excluding "softair" weapons), etc. —is severely controlled or outright forbidden in Japan. It is not prohibited to carry a bow because it is not a weapon on its own, whether covered or not. But carrying any kind of weapon while committing a crime brings up to five years in prison.
However, there are exceptions: for example, police can arrest anyone who carries a weapon in an area where there is a threat of violence. Also, if you are a hunter and need to protect yourself or others from dangerous animals such as bears or wolves, then a firearm is the only way to go. Finally, certain classes of person such as military officers and VIPs are allowed to carry weapons. Otherwise, avoid bringing a weapon into Japan.
If you are arrested in Japan with anything that looks like a weapon, they will assume you are armed and act accordingly. Even if you are found later to be unarmed, you can still be charged with a criminal offense because the police have no right to search you. Keep in mind that even harmless-looking objects such as knives can be used as weapons.
The best option is definitely not to bring any weapon into Japan. If you are caught with one, you will most likely get arrested and have trouble proving you were just carrying it for personal protection.
Hunting, even with firearms, is popular in Japan. Before they can hunt, potential hunters over the age of 18 must first apply for a license (controlled by each prefecture). They can then go hunting during specified periods each year.
Japan's population is increasing more than any other country in the world, which means there are more people looking for food. This leads to more poaching and illegal hunting practices. If you catch someone hunting without a license, they could be fined or imprisoned.
There have been attempts to protect certain animals under Japanese law. For example, it is prohibited to sell or purchase bear bile on the market. Bear bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat various conditions including fever, pain, and arthritis. The sale of this product has dropped through lack of interest, so the government has taken action to protect bears from being hunted just for their bile.
In conclusion, hunting is allowed in Japan. There are efforts underway to protect certain animals, such as bears, from being hunted solely for their bile.