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Japan Whale Hunt

Japan Plans New Whale Hunt With Reduced Quotas, Despite Court Ruling

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green

TOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean despite an international court ruling that p...

Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny

AP | By DARKO BANDIC | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan's intention to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic — despite a ruling by the top U.N. court — topped the agenda ...

Japan Readies For Pacific Whale Hunt

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim o...

Intrepid Japanese Fisherman Turns Over New Leaf

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Izumi Ishii was born into a dolphin hunting family in Futo, Japan. Today he's a self-proclaimed advocate for stopping the dolphin hunt and live trade of dolphins and whales to dolphinariums.

Japan Funding Whale Hunt With Tsunami Disaster Budget

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is spending 2.3 billion yen ($29 million) from its supplementary budget for tsunami reconstruction to fund the country's annual wh...

As Whale Species Rebound, Delegates Reevaluate Commercial Hunting Ban

The Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A quarter-century after the first anti-hunting regulations were approved, several whale populations have stabilized and a few seem to be rebounding. ...