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WHALING

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2019
Sea Shepherd in Australia eyes measures against Japanese whaling
The Australian division of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd is considering possible measures against Japan's plan to restart commercial whaling in July after a hiatus of 31 years, according to a senior official.
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
Apr 1, 2019
Japanese fleet's return to port spells end to contentious research whaling in Antarctic Ocean
A ceremony to welcome home a fleet of whaling ships, including the 8,145-ton Nisshin Maru, from the Antarctic Ocean took place in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday.
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
Mar 10, 2019
Ishinomaki whale-tooth artisan who lost shop on 3/11 sees chance to preserve tradition
In a once-booming whaling community in the northeast, an artisan has managed to keep alive a whale-tooth crafting tradition after his store was destroyed by the mega-quake and tsunami in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2019
Japan's commercial whaling to start in July for the first time in 31 years
A local fisheries association in western Japan will resume commercial whaling from July 1 for the first time in 31 years, association sources have said.
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 Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 13, 2019
Japanese government pushes back against New York Times editorial on whaling
The government rebuts an editorial in The New York Times urging Japan to halt its whaling practices, saying the country is committed to the conservation of whales.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jan 11, 2019
In 2019, how hungry is Japan for whale meat?
Japan is currently the object of criticism for its decision to leave the International Whaling Commission, and resume commercial whaling in territorial waters and its own exclusive economic zone. People who support the move cite either cultural reasons — Japan traditionally, they assert, is a whale-eating country — or the assumption that whales aren't as endangered as the IWC claims they are.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 8, 2019
The toxic influence of Japan's rural political interest groups
It's time to reduce the political power of Japan's dwindling rural, primary-sector interests.
EDITORIALS
Dec 30, 2018
Assess the gains and fallout from the IWC pullout
Japan may have rushed too quickly into withrawing from the international body.
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
Japan formally announces IWC withdrawal to resume commercial whaling
After the pullout, Japan plans to hunt whales in nearby waters and within its exclusive economic zone beginning 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
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 25, 2018
Exiting the IWC — a whale of a decision?
Japan pulling out of the International Whaling Commission is going to have some interesting results.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 22, 2018
Japan's decision to withdraw from whaling body filled with 'risk'
Japan's apparent decision to exit the International Whaling Commission carries the risk of forfeiting international trust and damaging momentum for conservation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2018
Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission in bid to resume commercial whaling: sources
Japan's pullout could spark criticism from European and other countries opposed to the practice of whaling.

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