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The whale museum in the town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, has withdrawn from the national aquarium industry body in protest at its ban on accepting dolphins captured in drive hunts, museum officials said Tuesday.

The Taiji Whale Museum, which keeps around 40 live dolphins and small whales, submitted the notice of withdrawal Friday to the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA), the officials said.

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