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WHALING

Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2018
Researchers seek records of whale meat cutting performance in Japan in the '70s and '80s
A whale research group seeks information about public performances in which small whales were cut up for meat in the 1970s and 1980s.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2018
Japan and Australia agree to sidestep conflict over whaling
Japan and Australia agreed Friday to make efforts to prevent their whaling dispute from hurting bilateral relations, a government official said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 19, 2018
Japanese director's pro-whaling documentary wins award at London film festival
A 2015 documentary on local supporters of Japan's traditions of whaling and dolphin-hunting won an international film festival award Saturday in London.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2018
Drawing on shared whaling traditions, Wakayama's Taiji forms sister city link with Faroe Islands town
The Wakayama Prefecture town of Taiji, known for its whaling and dolphin hunts, said Wednesday it has established a sister city relationship with a town in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic that conducts similar harvesting.
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2017
Japan's much-maligned 'research whaling' draws fire for possible violation of international treaty
Japan's debunked research whaling program draws more criticism at an international meeting in Geneva for targeting protected sei whales.
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2017
Japan's fiscal 2017 'research whaling' nets 177 whales in northwest Pacific
Japan completed what it calls research whaling in offshore waters in the northwest Pacific for fiscal 2017 on Tuesday, catching a total of 177 whales as planned, the Fisheries Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2017
Whale 'drive-hunting' towns of Taiji and Klaksvik of Faroe Islands to forge sister-city ties
The Wakayama Prefecture town of Taiji, known for its whale and dolphin hunts, said Wednesday it is establishing a sister-city relationship with a town in the Faroe Islands with similar traditional practices.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 18, 2017
Vessels depart for minke whale hunt off northeastern coast of Japan
Japanese vessels left a port in northern Japan on Tuesday to catch around 30 minke whales in the northwestern Pacific, a whaling group and the Fisheries Agency said.
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2017
New Zealand spied on Japan to help U.S. at 2007 whaling confab: report
New Zealand spied on Japan to help the United States at an international whaling meeting in 2007, local media reported Wednesday, citing a classified U.S. National Security Agency document.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2017
Australia disappointed by Japan's whale hunt in Southern Ocean
Australia said Monday it is "deeply disappointed" that Japan has continued whaling in the Southern Ocean after anti-whaling activists published a photograph of a dead whale two days after Australian and Japanese leaders discussed the issue.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 26, 2016
Japanese documentary 'Behind the Cove' begins overseas road show in New York
A Japanese documentary that seeks to clear up “misunderstandings” about Japan's whaling tradition begins showing in New York.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2016
Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March
Japanese vessels left Friday to conduct what Tokyo calls "research whaling" in the Antarctic Ocean through March.
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.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 18, 2016
Japan, Norway agree to cooperate on whaling, Arctic research
Japan and Norway have agreed to step up cooperation on whaling as well as research and development of the Arctic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
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
Sep 6, 2016
Japanese director launches crowd-funding appeal to screen pro-whaling film in U.S.
The director of a documentary featuring the lives and voices of Japanese people who support whaling has started a campaign on an international crowd-funding site in hopes of screening her film in the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 23, 2016
U.S. Sea Shepherd settles case but Australian branch defiant
U.S.-based activist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has reached a court-mediated settlement in which it is permanently prevented from 'physically attacking' Japanese whaling vessels and crew.
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2016
Japan takes 115 whales in northwest Pacific hunt
Japanese whalers have concluded their annual northwestern Pacific hunt, killing 90 sei whales and 25 Bryde's whales, the Fisheries Agency said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 8, 2016
Baird's beaked whale is first catch of season
Fishermen landed the first Baird's beaked whale of the season on Wednesday, local authorities said.
JAPAN
May 28, 2016
Record low number of whales culled off Miyagi coastline in spring
Only 16 whales were taken this spring off Miyagi Prefecture under the government's “research whaling” program, a record low since it began in 2003.

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