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IVORY

WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 12, 2017
African and Asian investigators break up ivory smuggling syndicate
Seven smugglers involved in the illegal ivory trade from Uganda to Singapore have been arrested as a result of an 18-month investigation by African and Asian law enforcement officials, a countertrafficking organization said.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 28, 2017
Japan to tighten control over domestic ivory trade
Japan is set to strengthen its control over the domestic ivory trade after the Cabinet approved Tuesday a bill requiring dealers to register with the government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2017
Yahoo Japan defies calls to halt ivory sales as poaching soars
Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of African elephants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jan 16, 2017
Japanese law for endangered wildlife set for what critics call toothless revamp
The Law on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is set to be revised once again to further improve government measures to prevent vulnerable animal and plant species from becoming extinct.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 31, 2016
China announces complete ban on domestic ivory trade by end of 2017
China will slap a total ban on the domestic ivory trade within a year, the government announced Friday, shutting the door to the world's biggest end market for poached ivory.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 3, 2016
How Japanese media have failed endangered species
In October, a new documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio premiered on Netflix. "The Ivory Game" is a dramatic study of the illegal trade in elephant tusks that includes conservationists battling poachers, investigative journalists following the money trail and black market merchants in China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 3, 2016
Japan gets reprieve in international effort to clamp down on ivory trade
A committee meeting at an international conference for animal conservation votes unanimously to ban domestic trade in elephant ivory.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 22, 2016
A conduit to China, Japan dodges pressure to ban ivory sales
Defying international pressure, Japan has stopped short of deciding to shut down its market for elephant ivory, traditionally used to carve hanko (personal seals). Instead it is promising to put trade on a tighter leash.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Aug 15, 2016
If Japan slow to ban ivory trade, online shops even slower
Elephant ivory has long been used worldwide to make a host of items from jewelry, piano keys and billiard balls to art and personal seals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2016
Japanese traders illegally exporting ivory tusks to Chinese buyers: U.S.-based conservation group
Japanese traders are selling ivory tusks to Chinese buyers in Japan, knowing that they will be illegally exported to China, an international conservation group said Thursday as it screened an undercover video showing the transactions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 19, 2015
Bringing pressure on Africa's ivory poachers
Poaching for ivory is taking a horrible toll on endangered species in Africa, but there is cause for hope as well.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 19, 2015
DNA analysis of tusks, dung pinpoints Africa poaching hot spots
A DNA analysis of elephant tusks seized from poachers has revealed two main hotspots for the crime in Africa, a finding that could point law enforcement in the direction of the top criminal networks, a study showed.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 22, 2014
Can the Chinese help save Africa's elephants?
Over the last two years, restaurants in Shanghai have dropped shark fin from their menus amid an awareness campaign against the shark-fin trade. Could a similar campaign curb the Chinese public's demand for ivory and help to save Africa's elephants?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 3, 2014
Rakuten bans whale meat
Rakuten notifies sellers it will halt all sales of whale and dolphin meat at the end of the month, after a scathing report by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OUR PLANET EARTH
Jul 27, 2013
At home on the Maasai Mara range
Asuka Takita has a passion for Africa and its wildlife that took root during her childhood in Singapore and flourished in the soils of Kenya during her third year of university.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2013
Cote d'Ivoire leader makes case for broader ties
Pledges to assist African development show "lots of generosity" but Japan can benefit from extending assistance in a variety of fields, Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara said Monday.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OUR PLANET EARTH
Apr 28, 2013
African elephants pluck at Japan's heartstrings
Next time you attend a shamisen performance, neither you nor most anyone else there will likely notice the elephant in the room. And those who do probably won't have given it much thought.

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