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 ...

Sep 4, 2014

U.S. official urges Japan to reconsider research whaling plan

A U.S. official urged Japan on Wednesday to reconsider its plan to continue hunting whales for scientific research despite receiving an order to cease by the International Court of Justice. “We continue to view lethal scientific research as unnecessary in modern whale conservation and ...

Whaling town preserves tradition

Jul 1, 2014

Whaling town preserves tradition

by Minami Funakoshi

The whaling season opened with a public carve-up and barbecue in the coastal town of Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture, where workers last Thursday sliced a whale before a crowd of elementary school students and residents. Onlookers later received pieces of fried whale meat. The annual ...