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Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling

/ Sep 11, 2018

Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling

Pro- and anti-whaling nations locked horns Monday as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began meeting in Brazil amid outrage over Japan's proposal to end a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Incoming IWC Chairman Joji Morishita said the meeting could determine the future of ...

Foreign visitors to Japan hit 20 million this year at record pace

Aug 21, 2018

Foreign visitors to Japan hit 20 million this year at record pace

The number of foreign visitors to Japan has reached an estimated 20 million in 2018 at its quickest annual pace, particularly helped by Chinese tourists, the government said Monday. The figure topped the 20 million mark last Wednesday, one month earlier than the previous record ...