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Activists file suit to stop dolphin hunting in Taiji

National / Crime & Legal Feb 15, 2019

Activists file suit to stop dolphin hunting in Taiji

Environmental campaigners have filed an unprecedented lawsuit in a bid to halt the so-called drive hunting of dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, arguing that the practice is cruel and illegal. In drive hunting, fishermen force dolphins into a cove by beating on boats to disorient ...

Life of a panda breeder in Japan is no walk in the park

National Jan 8, 2019

Life of a panda breeder in Japan is no walk in the park

by Ayano Shimizu

Despite the workload and responsibility, being a giant panda breeder at a zoo is something 37-year-old Kimiyo Shintani takes great pride in. Shintani's day centers around six giant pandas, including a 4-month-old female cub, kept at the Adventure World amusement park in the small resort ...