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Japan PM handed letter from Sea Shepherd founder

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in April ruled that Japan`s whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean was a commercial venture and had no research value, which Tokyo said justified the hunt.

Anti-whaling activists claim Japanese fleet slaughtered four whales

Militant anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd said they had zeroed in on a Japanese fleet Monday and captured evidence that four whales had been slaughtered, alleging the ships were found inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary.

`Activists detained on Japan whaling vessel`

US-based Sea Shepherd is tailing Japan`s whaling fleet as it heads towards the Southern Ocean to try to prevent whale cull.

Anti-whaling boat in Southern Ocean distress

The boat was pursuing the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru in six meter (20-foot) swells when the wave slammed into its port side.

Sea Shepherd attacks Japanese whaling ship

Japanese whalers have faced a fresh
attack by militant activists from the international
organisation Sea Shepherd during an Antarctic mission, a
Japanese whaling body said.