2009 Counterfeit goods seizures in Japan

Customs officials in Japan seized 1.04 million counterfeit goods items in 2009, according to Finance Ministry. The total amount seized was up 10.6 percent from the previous year.

86 percent of the counterfeit goods originated from China, followed by 6 percent from South Korea.

The most counterfeited good were replica purses, which accounted for 55 percent of all goods seized.

Source:  “Pirated goods halted by customs in 2009 top 1 million,” Japan Today, March 13, 2010.