WASHINGTON — The International Whaling Commission voted on Friday to deny Japan’s request to host the group’s next meeting amid continued threats of sanctions by the United States against Japan’s whaling program.
Nicky Grandy, secretary of the IWC in London, said the international body voted 17-10 by letter to hold the next meeting on Feb. 6-8 in Monaco instead, rejecting a rival bid by the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.