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Thirty Years Since the International Ivory Ban, Say Goodbye to Ivory Hanko

By Allan Thornton, President, Environmental Investigation Agency US This opinion originally appeared in Japanese in Asahi Shimbun on January 8th, 2020 Around 20,000 elephants have been killed every year in Africa, for the past decade at least, to supply the global trade in ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna […]

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End of an Era: Yahoo! Japan Ceases Ivory Sales

Yahoo! Japan’s new policy prohibiting the sale of elephant ivory products on its shopping and auction platforms went into effect November 1st, fulfilling an announcement Yahoo Japan made in August 2019. After years of justifying sales of ivory, Yahoo! Japan’s decision to change its policy was based on evidence that ivory purchased on Yahoo! Auctions […]

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Japan’s Ivory Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at Home and Abroad

    Click here to watch this video with Japanese subtitles. The Government of Japan’s policy to continue ivory trading is facing intensifying opposition as major economies around the world take steps to close their domestic ivory markets to help protect Africa’s rapidly declining elephants from poaching. Next week Yahoo! Japan will end its $10 […]

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Yahoo! Japan

Yahoo! Japan and Ivory: A Win for Elephants After years of leading Japan’s online sales of elephant ivory products, on August 28, 2019, Yahoo! Japan announced that all sales of elephant ivory would be ending effective November 1, 2019. After campaigning for a decade to urge Yahoo! Japan to cease all ivory sales, EIA is […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Japan’s Latest Tokyo 2020 Supporter Leads the World’s Elephant Ivory Sales

Japan’s leading online retailer of elephant ivory products, Yahoo Japan Corporation, is one of the most recent official supporters of the upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as announced by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020). With thousands of ivory products for sale online in the largest remaining legal […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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In Japan, the Ivory Commerce Times are a Changin’

By Amy Zets Croke, Senior Policy Analyst Just before World Elephant Day 2017, elephants are receiving great news from Japan, home to one of the world’s largest legal domestic ivory markets. Two leading companies in Japan have committed to ending ivory sales in order to protect elephants, sending a strong signal within Japan and internationally […]