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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

`Japan misspent part of tsunami reconstruction fund`

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

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.

Japan ends Antarctic whaling season early

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

Japan blames whaling foes for collapse of talks

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

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.

`Japan bribed nations with cash, girls on whaling`

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

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".

Australia to take Japan to court over whaling

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

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.

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.

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.

Whaling protester in custody on Japanese boat

An anti-whaling activist from New Zealand was being held in custody on a Japanese whaling vessel Tuesday after secretly boarding it the day before as part of a protest, the whalers said.

Powerboat destroyed in Japan whaling clash

A futuristic powerboat sent to harass Japanese whalers has been sliced in two and is sinking after a clash in Antarctic waters, activists said on Wednesday.

Governments urge restraint in whaling protests

The governments of New Zealand, Australia and The Netherlands called Monday for people protesting against Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean to exercise restraint and avoid violence.