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From Which Country Are Hamsters Imported Into Japan?

I think most of hamsters in Japan were bred domestically. But I am not sure of it. I could not find a data of the number of hamsters in Japan.

Fact: Some hamsters are imported. 285,473 hamsters were imported into Japan last year (2013). Korea was the largest supplier. They exported 184,125 hamsters to Japan. The second was Taiwan. 64,446 hamsters came from Taiwan. Czech Republic was the third. Despite of long distance transport from Eastern Europe to Far East, 36,003 hamsters headed to Japan. Is Czech famous as a hamster producer?

Table: The number of imported hamsters to Japan by exporter (country), 2013

Korea 184,125
Taiwan 64,446
Czech Republic 36,003
Netherlands 789
Spain 110


Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 我が国の動物の輸入状況について

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