Apr 20, 2015

Japan asks France to hand over Sea Shepherd founder

Japan has asked the French government to hand over Paul Watson, founder of the radical anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, government sources said Monday. The Japan Coast Guard put Watson on an international wanted list on charges of obstructing Japan’s “research whaling” program in the ...

Apr 20, 2015

World heritage candidate for 2017 to be known by July

A government panel said Monday it will pick a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site candidate to promote for 2017 by the end of July. The panel has four candidates, including Jomon archaeological sites in Hokkaido, northern Tohoku and other regions, and the Sado complex ...