Japan is famous for being a very safe place with its crime-free streets. Despite the presence of the infamous yakuza, which is responsible for organized crime in the country, ordinary Japanese citizens as well as foreign visitors used to enjoy a safe and quiet existence undisturbed by criminals. However the recent spate of gangster shootings which lead to the death of the beloved Mayor of Nagasaki, Itcho Ito, has pushed Japan to go for stricter gun-control guidelines.
According to the deputy chief cabinet secretary, Hakubun Shimomura, most of the guns that were confiscated were foreign made. Because of this foreign aircraft and ships will be required to report more detailed information regarding their cargo, passengers, and crew to the Japanese customs in hopes of decreasing the amount of smuggled guns into the country. In case any suspicious cargo are found customs are also required to carry out inspections as needed.