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IVORY

Sacks of coffee beans at a storage unit in the Sidama region of Ethiopia.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2023
Coffee firms switch sources, evading impact of EU deforestation law
Under the new law, importers of various commodities and products that use them must prove goods did not originate from deforested land.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 11, 2022
In metropolis of 5.5 million, rainforest is a lifeline and a junkyard
After losing about 85% of its forest cover over the past 60 years, Ivory Coast has vowed to protect what remains and to reforest as much as it can.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 28, 2022
How Africa is bearing the brunt of palm oil's perfect storm
Neither Russia nor Ukraine produces palm oil, a tropical commodity, but Moscow's invasion has triggered knock-on effects across today's intricately interconnected global economy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 15, 2022
Analysis of elephant tusk DNA reveals poachers' links with ivory trafficking networks
The new study suggest between three and six criminal organizations were responsible for most shipments, with poachers returning repeatedly to the same elephant populations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 2, 2020
Ivory Coast, Ghana halt cocoa farm aid to punish businesses for 'not supporting farmers'
Competing viewpoints of chocolate markets and cocoa producers have collided in spectacular fashion, thrusting normally hidden machinations into rare public view.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 14, 2020
Japan beats Ivory Coast on late Naomichi Ueda header
Late substitute Naomichi Ueda struck an injury-time header to clinch a 1-0 friendly win for Japan over Ivory Coast on Tuesday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Sep 16, 2020
Samurai Blue to play Cameroon, Ivory Coast in Netherlands
Japan's men's team will play friendlies against Cameroon and Ivory Coast in the Netherlands next month, the Japan Football Association announced Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 14, 2020
Laotian arrested in Japan for allegedly trying to export ivory taken from zoo
Police on Monday arrested a Laotian on suspicion of trying to export ivory and other items he allegedly took from a Japanese zoo where he worked, in violation of the customs law.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2019
China seizing more illegally trafficked ivory products from Japan, research shows
An increasing number of elephant ivory products illegally trafficked from Japan have been seized in China, following Beijing's closure of China's domestic market in 2017, recent research by a U.S. conservation group shows.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 13, 2019
Singapore to ban domestic trade in elephant ivory in two years
Singapore, a major transshipment hub in the illegal ivory trade, said Monday it will impose a ban on domestic trade in elephant ivory from September 2021, tightening the noose on the proliferation of such exchanges nearly two decades after a global ban on the practice was enacted.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2019
Ivory registrations in Japan surged ahead of tighter restrictions: Environment Ministry
As ivory owners rushed to take advantage of Japan's lax declaration system, the volume of registrations surged before the ivory market faced new restrictions on July 1.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2019
Japan to make carbon dating of ivory mandatory for trade, tightening controls on oft-criticized market
Japan will tighten controls on its internationally maligned ivory market in July, requiring dealers to prove via carbon dating that specimens were legally obtained, the Environment Ministry said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2018
WWF urges Yahoo Japan to restrict ivory trade on auction site
The Japanese arm of the World Wide Fund for Nature urged Yahoo Japan Corp. on Thursday to impose tighter restrictions on sales of ivory items on its auction site, saying it serves as a major platform for the ivory trade and encourages poaching.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2018
Major retailer Ito-Yokado to ban tenants from selling ivory items
Major Japanese retailer Ito-Yokado Co. has asked tenants at its shopping malls to stop selling ivory products, joining a growing list of Japanese companies that have banned such sales amid international efforts to stamp out African elephant poaching.
JAPAN
Jan 11, 2018
WWF urges Japan to ban domestic trade in ivory by 2020
The conservation group said Thursday that Japan should ban in principle all ivory trade within the country, saying its domestic market undermines international efforts to abolish illegal trade in ivory.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2017
Environment chief denies claims that Japan is center for illegal ivory trading
Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa denies claims that Japan has been a hotbed for illegal ivory exports even after a wildlife watchdog urged Japan to stop fueling the internationally outlawed trade practice.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2017
Watchdog urges Tokyo to curb 'rampant' illegal ivory exports to China
A survey of 430 shops and stalls in tourist areas of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, conducted by investigators posing as customers, found nearly 5,000 items made from elephant tusks.
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2017
Japan's much-maligned 'research whaling' draws fire for possible violation of international treaty
Japan's debunked research whaling program draws more criticism at an international meeting in Geneva for targeting protected sei whales.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2017
Online retailers in Japan not doing enough to stop illegal ivory trade: report
A conservation group concluded that operators of e-commerce websites are not doing enough to crack down on illegal sales of items made from elephant tusks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2017
Rakuten bans ivory sales via online mall as activist outcry grows
Online retailer Rakuten bans ivory products from its shopping site in response to international criticism that it is abetting illegal trade in ivory.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on