Diet ranks vow to defy ICJ ruling

Apr 19, 2014

Diet ranks vow to defy ICJ ruling

National Lawmakers on Wednesday demanded the government redesign its “research” whaling program to circumvent an international court ruling that described the program as a commercial hunt dressed up as science. The 40-strong fisheries committee, made up of a cross-section of members of the lower ...

Apr 19, 2014

MH370 sub hunt may end this week

A robotic minisub is expected to finish searching a narrowed-down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane this week, after completing six missions and coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. As the hunt for Flight MH370 ...

Apr 17, 2014

Tokyo to limit cut-price Aussie pork and chicken via quota system

Japan will apply a tariff-quota system to imports of such Australian products as chicken and pork, allowing fixed amounts to enter the country at reduced duty rates, the farm ministry announced Thursday. Tokyo and Canberra reached a substantive free trade agreement on April 7 ...