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Yahoo! #Japan has marketed $27 million worth of ivory in the last 10 years.

Yahoo! #Japan has marketed $27 million worth of ivory in the last 10 years.

The shutdown of ivory sales on Rakuten-Ichiba, one of Japan’s largest e-commerce platforms, in August 2017 blazed a trail for other online shopping sites selling and auctioning ivory. Some mall retailers even revised their policies to close shops trading ivory, but few online shopping sites have taken the same path as Rakuten — most notably Yahoo! Japan. Now the country’s biggest online marketplace for various ivory products — including whole elephant tusks — Yahoo! Japan supports the country’s booming domestic market, with up to US $27 million worth of ivory put up for sale in the last 10 years. While the e-commerce giant has made some attempts to monitor the ivory items sold on its sites, dealers are still taking advantage of Japan’s lax trade laws. In Japan, ivory tusks must be registered before a sale, but the process has remained dangerously lenient. Owners do not nee...

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