• Kyodo


Japan plans to declare its intention to continue “research whaling” during a general meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held in Slovenia in mid-September, government sources said Wednesday.

Tokyo is expected to convey its desire to resume its scientific whaling program in the Antarctic despite an order by the International Court of Justice in March to halt the activity, a move that is likely to draw flak from antiwhaling IWC member countries.

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