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Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica earlier this year. Pic: AP.

Japan to resume Antarctic whale hunt next year

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014 1:02PM UTC Comments Off Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica earlier this year. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling next year, but with fewer killings and involving only minke whale, revising a research program that was rejected by the U.N.'s top court. ...

Japan kills 30 whales in 1st hunt since ICJ ruling

By Sat, Jun 14, 2014 3:48PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has caught 30 whales off its northern coast in its first hunt since an international court ordered the halt of its annual expedition in the Antarctic. ...

Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:11AM UTC Comments Off Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica earlier this year. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members have vowed to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that halted the country's Antarctic whaling program....

Conservationists praise ICJ ruling on Japanese whaling

By Mon, Mar 31, 2014 9:03PM UTC 1 Comment Japanese vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, center, sails alongside Sea Shepherds' The Bob Barker, left,  in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica earlier this year. Pic: AP.

International conservation groups have praised the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to order a halt, temporarily at least, to Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. The Court ordered Monday the immediate revocation of special permits granted to Japanese whalers to kill and gather whales in the name of scientific research....

ICJ says Japanese whaling not scientific, orders halt to permits

By Mon, Mar 31, 2014 6:15PM UTC Comments Off Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru No. 3 shoots a water cannon at anti-whaling activists in 2011. Pic: AP.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice says that Japan's Antarctic whaling program is not for scientific purposes and has ordered a temporary stay on the program....

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