I am relocating from Europe (Italy) to Japan, and I will ship most of my personal belongings to my new residence in Japan (a guesthouse in a research institute). Most of the boxes are filled with clothes, and a few electronic devices and some musical instruments. I will ship it with MBE.
Do I need to pay custom charges for moving my personal belongings? I will declare the approximate value of my stuff, because I would prefer to have an insurance coverage in case of damage/loss. Consider that my name appears in both the "sender" and the "recipient" field.