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Japan Times
Sep 17, 2016
Did Japan fudge the truth about whaling?
If you've been following the tragic farce that is Japan's official stance on whaling, you'll know that the arguments made by the country's Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR) to try and justify the hunting of whales have been soundly rejected. Japan maintains it needs to kill whales as part of a scientific research program to learn more about whale populations and determine if larger-scale commercial whaling is sustainable. Few people really believe this and even the International Court of Justice ruled in 2014 that Japan's whaling program was not scientific. Since 2005, the judges said, some 3,600 minke whales have been killed, and just two research papers have been published.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 21, 2016
Experts blast Japan's whaling program as 'unscientific' in journal
A group of experts from around the world have criticized Japan's ongoing Antarctic Ocean whaling program as having no scientific basis in a letter published in British science journal Nature on Thursday.
Jan 12, 2016
U.S., three other nations pen joint statement against Japan's whaling in Antarctic Sea
The United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands reiterated their opposition to Japan's whaling operation in the Antarctic Sea following the government's recent decision to resume the hunt.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2015
Resumption of Antarctic whaling flouts rule of law
The rule of law has been Japan's trump card in its ongoing rhubarb with China over competing territorial claims in the East China Sea.
Sep 3, 2015
Japan to conduct 'research whaling' off northern Japan
The government will conduct so-called research whaling off Hokkaido in northern Japan from this Saturday through late October, with plans to take up to 51 minke whales, the Fisheries Agency said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2015
Defanged whaling fleet sets sail on Antarctic survey
Two Fisheries Agency ships left for the Antarctic Ocean on Thursday to survey whale stocks in place of an annual cull that the International Court of Justice halted last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 19, 2014
Japan snubs IWC's ruling and 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."
Sep 18, 2014
Japan tells IWC it will resume whaling despite international court's halt order
Japan told an International Whaling Commission meeting Wednesday that it will resume its so-called research whaling in the Antarctic next fiscal year, while vowing to improve the transparency of the activities over which it lost an international court case earlier this year.
Aug 28, 2014
Japan to declare continuation of 'research whaling' at September IWC meet
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.
Apr 11, 2014
Japan confirms it will abide by international court ruling on whaling
The government confirmed Friday it will abide by the International Court of Justice's recent ruling that ordered it to halt its whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean.
Apr 4, 2014
Opportunity to rethink whaling
The government should take the International Court of Justice's ruling against Japan's Antarctic whaling activities as a cue to work out ways to balance declining consumer demand for whale meat with the desire of some to preserve the nation's whaling tradition.


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