In Japan, the term “assistance dogs” refers to “guide dogs”, “mobility service dogs”, and “hearing dogs” certified in by the “Act on Assistance Dogs for Persons with Physical Disabilities.”
However, this act does not apply to overseas assistance dogs and their users. In order to ensure that foreign users have equal rights as Japanese users, registered assistance dog certifying organizations in Japan can issue an“Application for Temporary Certification of foreign Assistance Dog Users.” which allows international assistance dog users temporal certification during their stay in Japan.
Accepted Assistance Dogs in Japan
For more information on the application process:
Assistance Dogs for Persons with Physical Disabilities (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Home Page)
For more information on pets quarantine system:
Quarantine system for dogs and cats (Animal Quarantine Station Home Page)
Please Note the following: