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> USA Bans Japanese Packages Over Terrorism Fears, Bad for American Otakus (News)

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post Nov 16 2010, 09:28 AM, updated 9y ago

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The Japanese have been banned from shipping packages of any significant size to the land of the free as the US believes they are likely a bunch of freedom-hating terrorists.

Japan Post, Japan’s main international package delivery service, have announced that due to terrorism fears in the USA they have been forced to indefinitely stop accepting any items over 453g (16 freedom ounces) in weight for air shipment to the US or its various island territories.

The size restrictions are apparently intended to limit the size of bomb the Japanese can send.

Companies holding business accounts with Japan Post should in principle be exempt, meaning international retailers operating from Japan will probably be completely unaffected, but small businesses and individuals are now unable to ship packages of any great size to the US in a timely fashion.

Other international postal services in Japan may have different policies (although many are already highly restrictive, refusing to ship figures and so on if they lack CE marks, software, adult items, etc.). The patient should also be able to make use of sea shipment options.

Similar air shipment restrictions in other freedom-hating countries are likely.

The background to the crackdown is that bombs disguised as toner cartridges were shipped to the US from Yemen, and as a result the Department of Homeland Security imposed sweeping restrictions on “certain inbound international air cargo shipments” thought to be high risk, which evidently includes those coming from Japan.

Fortunately, as a result of the policy Americans can now once more freely imbibe the heady air of liberty knowing that the homeland is again secure and it is even harder than ever for any subversive Japanese otaku goods to reach their shores.

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Statement from Department of Homeland Security - http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1289237893803.shtm
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post Nov 16 2010, 09:55 AM

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post Nov 16 2010, 09:56 AM

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Malaysia also will do the same.
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post Nov 16 2010, 09:57 AM

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Japanes suicide bombers must be hunted down and nuked!
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post Nov 16 2010, 10:01 AM

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I think US otaku will start to have otaku union for this..
StewBerd
post Nov 16 2010, 10:27 AM

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otaku kon > national security?
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post Nov 16 2010, 11:10 AM

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It only applies to individual parcels. Businesses that pay Japan Post monthly are not affected.
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post Nov 16 2010, 11:14 AM

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US and their paranoid action.
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post Nov 16 2010, 11:17 AM

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in order to be free then its good to invade other countries...nice
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post Nov 16 2010, 11:51 AM

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This move will affected package delivery to the US. Looks like terrorism wins again.
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