Rakuten http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/88313/all en Japan's version of amazon.com gets reamed for selling illegal ivory and whale products http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/140319/rakuten-ivory-whale-meat-poaching <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Rakuten, Japan&#39;s Amazon.com, carries 28,000 ads for elephant ivory and 1,200 for whale meat, according to a new report. Disturbing, to say the least. <span style="font-size: 13px;">But&nbsp;while this may be morally repugnant, it is not, at least ostensibly, technically illegal.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">Thanks to a</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;little thing we call the loophole.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/140319/rakuten-ivory-whale-meat-poaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Rakuten Want to Know Wildlife News Culture & Lifestyle Japan Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:17:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 6099564 at http://www.globalpost.com