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Two minke whales are brought back to Kushiro port after Japan resumes commercial whaling for the first time since 1986.
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than three decades, brushing aside outrage over its resumption of a practice that conservationists say is cruel and outdated.
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.
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.
The star of an Oscar-winning documentary about dolphin killings in Japan has been detained by immigration authorities at an airport near Tokyo
Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd has warned Japan against resuming "research" whaling in the Antarctic while calling on the Australian government to intervene.
The International Whaling Commission panel says the new Japanese Antarctic whaling plan is not convincing.
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.
The International Court of Justice is about to begin hearing a case that could end whaling in the Antarctic. Watch.
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.
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 announced it would resume commercial whaling in July, drawing criticism from Australia and New Zealand, where anti-whaling sentiment is strong.
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'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’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.
Japan's biggest online marketer of whale and elephant products announces an end to whale meat sales, but continues to advertise ivory.
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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