Japan's whalers bring home first commercial catch in 31 years

2019-07-02 18:22

Two minke whales are brought back to Kushiro port after Japan resumes commercial whaling for the first time since 1986.

Whaling ships set sail as Japan resumes commercial hunts

2019-07-01 12:44

Japan began its first commercial whale hunts in more than three decades, brushing aside outrage over its resumption of a practice that conservationists say is cruel and outdated.

WATCH: Japan whaling town hopes to keep tradition alive

2019-06-25 07:52

Japan is set to restart commercial whaling on July 1, a practice banned globally by the International Whaling Commission, after the country said it plans to withdraw from the Commission at the end of the month.

Japan whalers return from Antarctic hunt after killing 333 whales

2018-03-31 11:49

Japanese whaling vessels returned to port on Saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the Antarctic Ocean without facing any protests by anti-whaling groups, officials said.

Star of dolphin-killing film detained at Japan airport

2016-01-19 14:25

The star of an Oscar-winning documentary about dolphin killings in Japan has been detained by immigration authorities at an airport near Tokyo

Sea Shepherd warns Japan against resuming whaling

2015-11-29 17:17

Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd has warned Japan against resuming "research" whaling in the Antarctic while calling on the Australian government to intervene.

Japan Antarctic whale plan not convincing

2015-04-13 17:34

The International Whaling Commission panel says the new Japanese Antarctic whaling plan is not convincing.

Whaling ship and protesters collide in Antarctica

2014-02-03 09:41

A Japanese whaling ship and an anti-whaling protest boat collided in the remote, icy seas off Antarctica, with both sides blaming each other for the crash.

International court to rule on whaling

The International Court of Justice is about to begin hearing a case that could end whaling in the Antarctic. Watch.

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Whales targeted by Japan face extinction threat

2019-07-02 12:03

One of three species Japan has targeted in resuming commercial whaling Monday is threatened with extinction, and sub-populations of the other two are severely depleted as well, according to experts.

Japan to resume commercial whaling after decades-long ban

2019-06-30 23:16

Japanese fishermen will set sail on Monday to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades, after Tokyo's controversial decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission.

Japan's plan to resume commercial whaling met with criticism

2018-12-26 19:47

Japan announced it would resume commercial whaling in July, drawing criticism from Australia and New Zealand, where anti-whaling sentiment is strong.

Sea Shepherd struggling to find Japan whaling fleet

2016-02-15 14:27

Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd admits it was struggling to find Japanese whaling vessels in the vast Southern Ocean and urges the Australian government to help.

Japan whaling fleet set to leave for Antarctic

2015-11-30 14:15

Japan's whaling fleet is set to leave for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, despite protests from opponents who say Tokyo has not proven that whales need to be killed for research.

Japan will try again with 'scientific' whaling programme

2015-04-14 14:03

Japan’s top whaling negotiator says Tokyo would try again to justify its “scientific” Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proven why it needed to kill the mammals.

Whale meat off the menu

2014-04-08 12:00

Japan's biggest online marketer of whale and elephant products announces an end to whale meat sales, but continues to advertise ivory.

Australia harpoons Japan's whaling

2013-06-26 17:50

Japan's annual hunt for hundreds of whales in the Antarctic is nothing more than business disguised as science, Australia has told the UN's highest court.

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