A variety of queries from readers have arrived at Lifelines over the last few weeks, so we'll address some of them in this column.

• JL will be coming to Japan in the fall and wants to bring in several types of prescription psychotropic medication. (Common psychotropic drugs include antipsychotics, antidepressants, ADHD drugs, anti-anxiety medications and mood stabilizers.)

"Can I bring them into Japan?" JL asks. "The amount of medication that I will be bringing will be less than the maximum allowed. So do I need to apply for the yakkan shōmei?"