The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. https://cites.org/
 Although not a major destination for illegal ivory, Japan has substantial private stocks remaining from large imports during the 1970s and 1980s. Not only are the records of these stocks incomplete making the legitimacy of their origin difficult to track accurately, large quantities of ivory continue to be bought up by tourists and exported (around 95% going to China), meaning Japan is fuelling trade outside the nation’s borders.
 The report is also available in Japanese.