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Japan to continue scientific whaling in Pacific: reports

Tokyo - Japan has decided to continue its whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean, reports said Friday, despite losing a United Nations court case on its other "research" hunt in the Antarctic.
In the Media by Shigemi Sato (AFP)

Japan e-commerce giant Rakuten halts whale meat sales

Tokyo - Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten said Friday it has told online retailers to stop selling whale meat after a UN court ordered an end to the country's Antarctic whale hunt.
In the Media by AFP

Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt

Tokyo - Japan is cancelling its next Antarctic whaling hunt for the first time in more than 25 years, an official said Thursday, just days after the UN's International Court of Justice ordered an end to the controversial practice.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Japan loses whaling case in international court

Rejecting claims that its practice of slaughtering whales is for scientific purposes, the International Court of Justice has ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Fears Japan may sidestep whaling ban

The Hague - Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday hailed a landmark court decision that Japan must halt an annual Antarctic whale hunt despite fears it may try to sidestep the order.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)

UN top court to rule on Japan whale hunt in Antarctic

The Hague - The UN's top International Court of Justice will rule Monday whether Japan has the right to hunt whales in the Antarctic, in an emotive case activists say is make-or-break for the giant mammal's future.
In the Media by AFP

Sea Shepherd campaigners return after anti-whaling mission

Hobart - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd have returned to land after their longest-ever anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean, claiming to have saved more than 750 whales in their annual high seas showdown with Japanese whalers.
In the Media by AFP

Sea Shepherd claims Japan whalers attacked its vessels

Sydney - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd claimed Monday that Japanese whalers attacked its vessels in the Southern Ocean, and accused the Australian government of "broken promises" to monitor whaling operations.Sea Shepherd said Japanese harpoon ships...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

New Zealand hauls in Japan ambassador over whaling row

Wellington - New Zealand on Monday called in Tokyo's ambassador to protest about a Japanese whaling ship entering its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), escalating a diplomatic row over the incident.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Whale hunt is on as Japanese whaling ships set sail for Antarctic

Using a clause in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium rules, Japan continues to engage in whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, under the guise of the Institute of Cetacean Research. The meat from this research is then sold in Japanese shops.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment
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