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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Marine Park to open in Japanese town infamous for dolphin killing- but slaughter will continue

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... This is part of Taiji's long-term plan of making the whole town a park, where you can enjoy watching marine mammals while tasting various marine products, including whale and dolphin meat," ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Marine Park to open in dolphin-killing town The Japanese town made infamous by the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove will open a marine park where visitors ...

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    Japan agrees to call off Antarctic whale hunt after UN court judgement

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of the marine mammals, some endangered, each year. But Japan is the only country to conduct whaling under a scientific permits category. There are two major whale sanctuaries. One, which covers most ... it to continue slaughtering the mammals, ostensibly so it could gather scientific data. However, it has never made a secret of the fact that the whale meat from these hunts can end up on dining tables. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Work to start on upgrading US base in Japan despite fierce opposition

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... is bringing forward work on the controversial replacement facility for the troops and aircraft currently stationed at the US Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station in Okinawa, ostensibly ... that is offshore and will be partially covered if the runways are built. The third tender is for the provision of equipment to monitor the presence of dugongs, protected sea mammals that local residents ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US airbase relocation in spotlight as Japan mayoral vote begins

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and controversial relocation of a US military base. The race to elect the mayor of Nago City- where the US Marines’ Futenma Air Station is set to be relocated- pits incumbent and anti-base Susumu Inamine ... of the dugong, a rare sea mammal. The ballot is due to close at 8pm and results are expected to come out late on Sunday. ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... to be downgraded by the time it hit the Japanese mainland. China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center today issued an orange alert for high seas likely to be generated by the storm ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Yokohama court bans Japanese pilots from flying missions at night

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... and Japan's marine self-defence force, saying Japanese planes must not fly between 10pm and 6am. The ruling also ordered the government to pay about seven billion yen (HK$535 million) in compensation ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s public holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... animistic beliefs have shaped the culture- needed to celebrate its hills. Japan already marks Marine Day, which is sometimes translated as Ocean Day, on the third Monday of July. The legislation ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN court rules Japan’s Antarctic whaling ‘not scientific’, revokes permit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:07pm by Reuters

    ... Ocean, as well as smaller numbers of fin and humpback whales, citing a 1946 treaty that permits killing the giant mammals for research. Japan was “deeply disappointed” by the ruling, but it would ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Arrest of US marine for trespassing adds to simmering anger on Okinawa

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo US marine's arrest adds fuel to fire on Okinawa Japanese police arrested a US marine yesterday on suspicion of trespassing on the island of Okinawa amid ... reaction from the Okinawan government. Police said Lieutenant Tomas Chanquet of the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma allegedly snuck into a room via an unlocked door and slept until a resident saw ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan stages rally over disputed islands with South Korea

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 02:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese rally in Tokyo in support of marine territorial claims to a group of islets in the East China Sea also claimed by South Korea Japan held an annual rally on Saturday marking Tokyo’s claim to a set of tiny islands controlled by South Korea, further fuelling a long-standing territorial row between the neighbouring countries. Some 500 people ...




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