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OZATO, Okinawa — All dog breeders in Japan must pass strict environmental standards to register their business and personnel must meet certain qualifications, according to Ayako Hirayasu, chief technician at the Okinawa Animal Protection Center, which regulates all breeders in Okinawa.

Requirements, she said, include:


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