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New exposé reveals how construction in Japan is driving destruction in Malaysia’s last rainforests

New exposé reveals how construction in Japan is driving destruction in Malaysia’s last rainforests

Few people would associate Tokyo’s iconic skyline with the rugged rainforests of Malaysia, but the rise of one is literally being built on the fall of the other. Our new multimedia exposé shows how Japan’s construction industry is hooked on cheap timber from one of the world’s most imperilled rainforests. Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and an expected construction boom, we ask whether Japan will change its ways.
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