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Whaling to be pared, not halted

Japan plans to defy the International Court of Justice by continuing its whaling in the Antarctic Ocean and Northwest Pacific after reducing its catch goals.

  • Ferry sinking parallels Concordia

    Ferry sinking parallels Concordia

    The sinking of the Sewol ferry off South Korea raises new concerns about ship safety more than two years after the capsizing of the Costa Concordia ocean liner in Italy spurred a global campaign ...

Abu Ghaith is convicted

Late last month a New York court found Sulaiman Abu Ghaith guilty of multiple charges of conspiring to kill Americans and supporting acts of terrorism, in a trial that critics said should not be held.


Tread carefully on corporate tax cut

As the Abe administration considers cuts to corporate taxes as part of its growth strategy, it must ensure that it doesn't end up plugging the revenue hole by adding tax burdens to the household sector, already bearing the brunt of the April 1 consumption ...