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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 Plans To Resume Antarctic Whale Hunt Next Year

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is seeking international support for its plans to hunt minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean next year by scaling down the whaling ...

Sea Shepherd Clashes With Japanese Whalers Near Antarctica

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green

SYDNEY (AP) — A Japanese whaling ship and an anti-whaling protest boat collided in the remote, icy seas off Antarctica, with both sides on Monday bl...

On Japanese People and Whales

Hiroshi Yamaguchi | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Hiroshi Yamaguchi

It is OK to discuss the issue from the viewpoints of biodiversity or environmental balance as long as they remain scientific arguments. If some kinds of whales are on the brink of extinction, we should stop the whaling of them. But if the criticism comes from cultural difference or preference, I would argue that there are other cultures in other places.

Japan Hunts Hundreds Of Whales Under Controversial Program

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Japan says it has caught 195 whales in the Pacific Ocean this season under a research program opposed by activists who call it commercial wha...

Whaling Suspension 'Is Not Time To Celebrate,' Conservationists Want More

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CANBERRA, Australia — Conservationists and the Australian government said Thursday they were not satisfied with Japan's suspension of whaling in...

Thousands Of Dolphins And Whales Killed Between Oct and March In Japan

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIJI, Japan �" Taiji reveals its Janus face as soon as you emerge from the road tunnel on the town's periphery. Bottlenoses leap out of the water i...