Japan killed 330 whales for 'research' in 2017/18, 122 were pregnant: Report

Japan killed 330 whales for 'research' in 2017/18, 122 were pregnant: Report

Japan has committed itself to not hunting whales for commercial purposes but critics say killing for research would eventually mean selling of the meat - a commercial process.

May 30, 2018, 11:54 AM IST
European Union, 12 other nations call out Japan on Antarctic whaling

European Union, 12 other nations call out Japan on Antarctic whaling

Besides EU, the letter was also signed by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

Dec 18, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
Bloodbath in Antarctic: Japan kills 333 Minke Whales

Bloodbath in Antarctic: Japan kills 333 Minke Whales

Four ships from the country's Institute of Cetacean Research returned to their home port after 115-days long expedition capturing 333 whales including more than 200 pregnant females.

Mar 27, 2016, 16:44 PM IST
New Zealand leads protest against Japanese whaling plan

New Zealand leads protest against Japanese whaling plan

New Zealand is leading a joint diplomatic protest over Japan's decision to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister John Key said on Monday.

Dec 07, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Japan intends to resume whale hunt this year

Japan`s chief whaling negotiator said Monday the country intends to resume hunts in the Antarctic this year, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose.

Jun 22, 2015, 17:47 PM IST

Japan aims to resume Antarctic whaling later this year

Japan aims to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission says Tokyo hasn't proven that the mammals need to be killed for research.

Jun 19, 2015, 21:06 PM IST

Japan says hopes to resume whaling later this year, but hurdles remain

Japan hopes to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic later this year, a top official said on Friday, despite a finding by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) that Tokyo had yet to prove the kill was scientifically justified.

Jun 19, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

Japan says will try again with 'scientific' whaling programme

Japan's top whaling negotiator said today that Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals.

Apr 14, 2015, 18:16 PM IST
EU, US oppose Iceland for promoting whaling

EU, US oppose Iceland for promoting whaling

The European Union (EU) along with US, France, Germany and Britain on Monday, led a joint opposition to Iceland government's permission for commercial hunting of whales.

Sep 16, 2014, 01:56 AM IST

`Japan misspent part of tsunami reconstruction fund`

Japanese authorities have diverted cash earmarked for tsunami reconstruction to unrelated projects, a government audit has revealed.

Nov 01, 2012, 13:21 PM IST

S Korea to hunt whales for `scientific` research

South Korea has made a proposal at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Panama city on Wednesday, to hunt whales for scientific research.

Jul 05, 2012, 14:58 PM IST

Japan ends Antarctic whaling season early

Japan has stopped its annual Antarctic whale hunt before the end of the season.

Feb 18, 2011, 09:19 AM IST

Japan blames whaling foes for collapse of talks

Japan`s fisheries minister has blamed anti-whaling nations for collapse of talks.

Jun 24, 2010, 14:15 PM IST

Pacific nations deny selling Japan whaling votes

Impoverished Pacific nations the Marshall Islands and Kiribati have denied taking bribes from Japan in return for supporting whaling.

Jun 17, 2010, 12:15 PM IST

`Japan bribed nations with cash, girls on whaling`

Japan has denied buying votes of members of International Whaling Commission.

Jun 13, 2010, 12:15 PM IST

Australia takes legal action to stop Japan whaling

Oz has launched legal action at ICJ to stop Japan`s hunting of whales, Japanese officials said Tuesday, calling the move "extremely regrettable".

Jun 01, 2010, 12:31 PM IST

Australia to take Japan to court over whaling

Australia has said it will take legal action against Japan over its Antarctic whale hunting.

May 28, 2010, 10:11 AM IST

New whaling plan draws fire from all sides

A "peace plan" by the International Whaling Commission to legitimise but reduce whaling drew fire Friday as Japan demanded higher quotas and environmentalists warned of serious harm to the ocean giants.

Apr 23, 2010, 20:45 PM IST

Century of whaling has released 100 mln tonnes of CO2, say scientists

Scientists have said that a century of whaling may have released more than 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.

Feb 27, 2010, 23:05 PM IST

Australia warns Japan over whaling

Australia Friday warned Japan that "diplomacy comes to an end this year" on whaling, after presenting a bold plan to phase out the controversial hunts in the Southern Ocean.

Feb 26, 2010, 13:26 PM IST

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