Japan snubs IWC's ruling, plans to resume whaling program

Sep 19, 2014

Japan snubs IWC's ruling, plans to resume whaling program

Japan said Friday it would resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote “regrettable.” The International Whaling Commission on Thursday adopted a resolution saying that Japan ...

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 ...