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 should ...

Abe: Japan to accept anti-whaling ruling

Apr 2, 2014

Abe: Japan to accept anti-whaling ruling

Japan will accept an international court ruling that its whaling program is not conducted for scientific purposes and that such activity should be stopped, a government official quoted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as saying Wednesday. "It is extremely regrettable and disappointing, but Japan will abide ...

| Apr 1, 2014

Ruling puts whaling in doubt

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi says he will look for ways to continue whaling despite an order by the world court to discontinue the hunt.

Apr 13, 2013

Australia welcomes ICJ hearings in case to halt Japanese whaling

Canberra on Friday welcomed the International Court of Justice's decision Thursday to schedule three weeks of public hearings in The Hague from June 26 on Australia's case against Japan's so-called research whaling. "We will now have our day in court to establish, once and for ...