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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2021
Commercial whaling season begins in Japan's coastal waters
A total of five boats are expected to catch 120 minke whales in waters off the Sanriku Coast and Hokkaido by late October, according to the Fisheries Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2020
Dolphin 'drive hunting' season begins in Wakayama whaling town
The controversial hunting technique, in which fishermen herd dolphins and small whales into a cove where they can be killed or captured, was depicted in the 2009 documentary film "The Cove."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2020
Japan back in whaling business, but quotas and cost make meat a hard sell
Following its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan resumed commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years in July 2019. Whale meat supply, however, has fallen by more than 30 percent from levels prior to the withdrawal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2019
Japan nears catch quota for minke whales as hunt resumes off Hokkaido
Japanese whaling ships on Monday resumed hunting minke whales in coastal areas off Hokkaido, and are likely to reach their catch quota later this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2019
Fleet of boats return empty on first day of Taiji's dolphin hunting season
The hunting season for dolphins using a controversial "drive-hunting" method began Sunday in the whaling town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture, this time without the usual protests from animal-rights groups.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2019
First whale meat auction held since restart of Japan's commercial hunt
Whale meat auctions were held Thursday in different areas of Japan, the first since the country ended its 31-year commercial whaling hiatus earlier this week, with some cuts selling for over ¥10,000 per kilogram.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2019
Australia 'disappointed' by Japan's return to commercial whaling
The Australian government voiced its concern Tuesday at Japan's return to commercial whaling following its departure from the International Whaling Commission at the end of June.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2019
Japan resumes commercial whaling after three decades; at least two taken on first day
Japanese whaling fleets set sail Monday to hunt whales commercially for the first time in 31 years, a day after Tokyo formally left the International Whaling Commission.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jun 30, 2019
Japan's return to commercial whaling brings criticism from conservationists and praise from industry players
Following its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission, Japan will resume commercial whaling within the countryu2019s exclusive economic zone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2019
Japan to restart commercial whaling on July 1 after three-decade hiatus
A fleet of vessels will depart from Kushiro, Hokkaido, on July 1 as Japan resumes commercial whaling following a three-decade hiatus after the government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission in December, a local fishery source said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 4, 2019
Whaling fleet leaves for north Japan waters in last ostensibly scientific mission before IWC exit
Four whaling vessels left a port in Miyagi Prefecture on Thursday to take part in the last of what the government calls a scientific research program before the country's exit from the International Whaling Commission at the end of June.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2019
Whaling vessel leaves Taiji port for last 'scientific' mission before Japan withdraws from IWC
A whaling vessel left the port of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, on Friday for the last mission of what the government calls a scientific research program before the country withdraws from the International Whaling Commission and starts commercial whaling from July.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Jan 25, 2019
Japan's commercial whaling may have two silver linings: freeing up the IWC and sparing the Southern Ocean
The condemnation of Japan became louder with the announcement that Tokyo would leave the International Whaling Commission, but is there a benefit to this?
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2018
Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd 'delighted' by Japan's IWC withdrawal
A U.S.-based marine wildlife conservation organization declared a "victory" in making the Antarctic Ocean a whaling-free zone after Japan announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial catches in its economic zone in July.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2018
Australia 'extremely disappointed' by Japan's withdrawal from International Whaling Commission
The Australian government said Wednesday it is "extremely disappointed" with Japan's decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2018
Japanese whaling towns welcome IWC withdrawal but concerns remain over protests
Japanese whaling towns Wednesday welcomed the government's decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, but some local residents voiced concern that it may lead to an escalation in protests.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 25, 2018
Japan to officially announce pullout from IWC as it looks to resume commercial whaling
Japan will officially announce Wednesday its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission in a bid to resume commercial whaling, government sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2018
Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission in bid to resume commercial whaling: sources
Japanu2019s pullout could spark criticism from European and other countries opposed to the practice of whaling.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2018
World Court weighs U.K. claim to Chagos Islands, site of key U.S. base, in Indian Ocean
The legality of Britain's claim to the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, which house a major U.S. military base, will be considered by the International Court of Justice on Monday when it starts a week of hearings.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 29, 2016
IWC to set up fund for developing nations; Japanese named next chairman
The International Whaling Commission decides to help cash-strapped nations send delegates to its meetings and taps a Japanese official as its next chairman.

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