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Two men were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally importing and selling parrots banned from commercial trade under an international conservation convention on endangered species, police said.

The police identified the two as Atsuhiko Shibata, 34, a dealer in animals who lives in Aichi Prefecture, and Koki Higashi, 35, who works in the fishing industry and is a resident of Mie Prefecture.

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