Aug 13, 2014

Philippine top court ends 'comfort women' group's legal battle

The Philippines’ highest tribunal ended a legal battle by a group of Filipino wartime sex slaves on Tuesday to compel the country’s government to support their demand for an apology and compensation from the Japanese government before international tribunals. Theodore Te, a spokesman for ...

Nation's whaling program up against the wall

Jun 18, 2014

Nation's whaling program up against the wall

Beset from all sides, the whaling industry is standing at a crossroads after losing a case filed by Australia at a United Nations court seeking an end to Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. The ruling by the International Court of Justice in late ...

Abe: Japan to accept anti-whaling ruling

Apr 2, 2014

Abe: Japan to accept anti-whaling ruling

Japan will accept an international court ruling that its whaling program is not conducted for scientific purposes and that such activity should be stopped, a government official quoted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as saying Wednesday. “It is extremely regrettable and disappointing, but Japan will ...

| Apr 1, 2014

Ruling puts whaling in doubt

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi says he will look for ways to continue whaling despite an order by the world court to discontinue the hunt.

Nov 25, 2013

Forced labor rulings may spur ICJ suit, Seoul told

Japan has warned South Korea that it may file a suit with the International Court of Justice if court rulings ordering Japanese firms to pay compensation to Koreans for forced labor during the war become final, Japanese officials said Monday. The Foreign Ministry has ...

Apr 13, 2013

Australia welcomes ICJ hearings in case to halt Japanese whaling

Canberra on Friday welcomed the International Court of Justice’s decision Thursday to schedule three weeks of public hearings in The Hague from June 26 on Australia’s case against Japan’s so-called research whaling. “We will now have our day in court to establish, once and ...