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Old 06-29-2007, 11:41 AM #22
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I've heard a lot of conflicting reports, but from what I've read paintball is not illegal in Japan, but owning a paintball marker IS. It's probably similar to Germany, except better enforced.

It's not so much that paintball is banned, but that Japan's strict anti-firearm laws make it a crime to own any device capable of launching a projectile at .989 Joules of impact energy. That works out to a muzzle velocity of around 177 fps for a .68 caliber paintball, not really enough to play a decent game at anything approaching normal ranges.

This is part of the reason why airsoft is so popular over there. Because the a little 3mm. Airsoft pellet has such a low mass, it can be shot at a much higher velocity without breaking the legal limit.

I've seen some pictures of paintball guns in Japan at tournaments, and it looked like they were shooting weird guns with MUCH smaller calibers, and probably at lower velocities as well.

Now, there ARE paintball fields in Japan, but I assume they have special rules and licenses that allow them to keep, say, totally normal Tippmann 98's and have no problems. Trouble is, no one can take the guns off the site, because as soon as they were off property they would be breaking a firearm rule.

I also want to say that US military personnel can own paintball markers on bases and there's been a couple fields on US bases over there, which are governed by different laws.

Like I said, this is what I've been able to deduce using the spotty info that's out there. I could be totally wrong on everything.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:45 AM #23
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...or I could be totally wrong.
http://translate.google.com/translat...language_tools

Picture from Apex's site of one of those Japanese guns. According to their site they were junk, and the field replaced them all with Tippmanns.

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Old 06-29-2007, 04:07 PM #24
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:04 PM #25
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not sure about the firearms laws or any of that, but having personally had the displeasure of being over there for half a year- US military installations do have fields, and military personnel are permitted to have the markers ON BASE. however- one of my friends packed his cocker for our short hop over to korea and the customs guys were none-too-pleased. after that they made him check it at the armory.
as for the ****ty japanese markers, a lot of the markers over there come from korea. my 6 weeks in korea was fun- either they have no copyright laws, or nobody enforces them. the markers over there are exact clones of various SPYDER-esque markers and Tippmann 98s... only much much ****tier. all pieces of crap- but DIRT cheap.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:26 AM #26
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If memory serves me:
Airsoft is legal in Japan and Paintball is not as far as ownership in public. I 'think' it has something to do with the size of the projectile coming from the gun. The mass of a paintball was to big thus making them illegal. Odd but I think that is how it went.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:34 PM #27
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...or I could be totally wrong.
http://translate.google.com/translat...language_tools

Picture from Apex's site of one of those Japanese guns. According to their site they were junk, and the field replaced them all with Tippmanns.

Shot at 2007-06-29
That guy has red hair...
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:50 PM #28
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:37 PM #29
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It came with a 300 paintball loader, a never expect 5000 psi compressed air tank o.0, A card for a free year supply a camo paintballs. and the cost is ridiculous! 15,000 yen (japanese money) the equivalent of 25,000 american dollars! im like how the @$#^ can anyone afford this... ill post a picture of it when i can.
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:26 AM #31
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That guy has red hair...
oh right, because it's japan there's no WAY a foreigner could POSSIBLY be there at all.

lol. i remember talking to a co-worker about it (he's from japan) he has an airsoft rifle, spring loaded, that shoots 400fps. apparently people mod the gas ones to shoot fast enough to destroy things like cars.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:35 PM #32
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:58 PM #33
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:12 AM #35
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just comming back from japan 10,000 yen was about $84.50
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:33 PM #36
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I've heard a lot of conflicting reports, but from what I've read paintball is not illegal in Japan, but owning a paintball marker IS. It's probably similar to Germany, except better enforced.

It's not so much that paintball is banned, but that Japan's strict anti-firearm laws make it a crime to own any device capable of launching a projectile at .989 Joules of impact energy. That works out to a muzzle velocity of around 177 fps for a .68 caliber paintball, not really enough to play a decent game at anything approaching normal ranges.

This is part of the reason why airsoft is so popular over there. Because the a little 3mm. Airsoft pellet has such a low mass, it can be shot at a much higher velocity without breaking the legal limit.

I've seen some pictures of paintball guns in Japan at tournaments, and it looked like they were shooting weird guns with MUCH smaller calibers, and probably at lower velocities as well.

Now, there ARE paintball fields in Japan, but I assume they have special rules and licenses that allow them to keep, say, totally normal Tippmann 98's and have no problems. Trouble is, no one can take the guns off the site, because as soon as they were off property they would be breaking a firearm rule.

I also want to say that US military personnel can own paintball markers on bases and there's been a couple fields on US bases over there, which are governed by different laws.

Like I said, this is what I've been able to deduce using the spotty info that's out there. I could be totally wrong on everything.
hes right about the paintball fields on us property over there, civiliand can also go on and play on our feilds sometimes.
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:45 PM #37
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:10 PM #39
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oh right, because it's japan there's no WAY a foreigner could POSSIBLY be there at all.
My point is that this guy's come up with one picture allegedly taken in Japan in 2007:

-The subject of the picture has red hair and is named "Alex"...

-The photo looks 10 years old and has scrub pines in the back...

-The hopper is a spraypainted 1/2gallon "Hood" milk carton...

-The gun looks like an old AlleyCat with an aftermarket reg...

-The picture was allegedly shot on the day it was posted?
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:51 PM #40
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My point is that this guy's come up with one picture allegedly taken in Japan in 2007:

-The subject of the picture has red hair and is named "Alex"...

-The photo looks 10 years old and has scrub pines in the back...

-The hopper is a spraypainted 1/2gallon "Hood" milk carton...

-The gun looks like an old AlleyCat with an aftermarket reg...

-The picture was allegedly shot on the day it was posted?
If by "this guy" you mean me, the picture was taken directly from Apex Paintball's website. Don't take my word for it though, go look there yourself.
http://translate.google.com/translat...language_tools
And it's definitely not an Alley Cat, or any other ICD blowback. I've seen guns like the one in the picture before and I'm pretty sure they're in .43 caliber and are unique to Japan.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:33 PM #41
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BINGO. (Ignore the JT marker on the left.)
http://www.pdijapan.co.jp/



Edit: They're experimenting with mounting these things on police motorcycles?
http://www.google.com/translate?u=ht...&hl=en&ie=UTF8

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Old 08-07-2007, 06:40 PM #42
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BINGO. (Ignore the JT marker on the left.)
http://www.pdijapan.co.jp/



Edit: They're experimenting with mounting these things on police motorcycles?
http://www.google.com/translate?u=ht...&hl=en&ie=UTF8
they look like jt flexs with no mouth pieces? wth i hate to be shot in the mouth

and it looks like the dont mount asa under the trigger like we do
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