Jan 6, 2015

11 Sea Shepherd activists were denied entry to Japan in 2014

Eleven members of the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd were denied entry to Japan by the Justice Ministry in 2014, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. In general terms, Japan denies entry to those who “do not qualify for resident status under the immigration ...

Jan 6, 2015

Whalers heading for Antarctic without their harpoons

Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week but will leave their harpoons at home after the United Nations’ top court last year ruled their annual hunt was illegal, the government said Tuesday. The Fisheries Agency said the Institute of Cetacean Research ...

Blood & Guts

Nov 22, 2014

Blood & Guts

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“Blood & Guts” by Australian journalist Sam Vincent is a behind-the-scenes investigation into whaling and a tale of two countries. Australia is on one side, united in its love of whales and its condemnation of Japan, which has refused to stop killing whales in ...

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 ...