Apr 26, 2017

New Zealand spied on Japan to help U.S. at 2007 whaling confab: report

New Zealand spied on Japan to help the United States at an international whaling meeting in 2007, local media reported Wednesday, citing a classified U.S. National Security Agency document.The document, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden and published by the Intercept website, described how New ...

Australia disappointed by Japan's whale hunt in Southern Ocean

/ Jan 16, 2017

Australia disappointed by Japan's whale hunt in Southern Ocean

Australia said Monday it is “deeply disappointed” that Japan has continued whaling in the Southern Ocean after anti-whaling activists published a photograph of a dead whale two days after Australian and Japanese leaders discussed the issue.Australia has long opposed Japanese whaling and the contentious ...

Dec 5, 2016

Sea Shepherd ships depart for annual battle with Japanese whalers

Two ships have left Australia, bound for the freezing Southern Ocean to confront the Japanese whaling fleet in an annual high-seas battle, environmental activist group Sea Shepherd said Monday.The organization’s flagship, the Steve Irwin, departed for Antarctic waters along with fast, new patrol vessel ...

Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Nov 18, 2016

Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Japanese vessels left Friday to conduct what Tokyo calls “research whaling” in the Antarctic Ocean through March.Japan is planning to hunt 333 Antarctic minke whales in its second whaling expedition in the Antarctic Ocean since an international court ruled against the practice in 2014, ...

Japan, West clash at IWC meet over coastal whale hunts

Oct 27, 2016

Japan, West clash at IWC meet over coastal whale hunts

Japan has pleaded with the world’s whaling watchdog to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.The issue of “small-type coastal hunting” is a key dispute between pro- and ...