Era: between 1920-1935
I've searched on the internet for numerous phrases "gun control japan interwar", "japanese firearms laws", "japan gun law" "1920s japan guns" etc., I have a good few books on Japanese social-history and I have a firm knowledge of 1920s Japan.
But I can find nothing on Japanese gun laws or the legality of firearms ownership interwar. I have seen Japanese price-guides from the era advertising pistols and prices, but does anyone know whether there were licenses or guidelines one had to follow to buy a weapon? Could a foreigner own one? Could a foreigner import a firearm into the country from outside for 'personal protection' or similar?
I know the 1920s saw a revival of imperial doctrine and that some schools were beginning to teach rifle-drill to their pupils, but information on the subject is a little light there too.
Many thanks in advance.