Measures against Dogs

Japan has implemented a variety of measures against dogs under the leadership of the national government.
This section introduces specific measures taken against wild dogs, domesticated dogs, and rabies prevention week.

For Wild Dogs

After the enforcement of the Public Health Center Law in 1948, rabies prevention technicians conducted trapping activities, which contributed to the eradication of rabies.

For Pet dogs

Efforts were made to promote dog registration, including registration and dog tax, a fine system, door-to-door canvassing and door-to-door registration, and mooring orders.

Rabies Prevention Week

An example of a state-sponsored rabies awareness program is the Rabies Prevention Week, which was implemented from 1926.