Officials contend Japan will no longer hunt for whales in the Antarctic and will instead focus on Japanese territorial waters. Photo: AFP Officials contend Japan will no longer hunt for whales in the Antarctic and will instead focus on Japanese territorial waters. Photo: AFP
Officials contend Japan will no longer hunt for whales in the Antarctic and will instead focus on Japanese territorial waters. Photo: AFP
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Reputation of Japan sinks with decision to quit whaling body

  • In a move that makes little sense, Tokyo is the latest to land a blow on a multilateral organisation that will allow it to resume commercial hunting in its territorial waters

Officials contend Japan will no longer hunt for whales in the Antarctic and will instead focus on Japanese territorial waters. Photo: AFP Officials contend Japan will no longer hunt for whales in the Antarctic and will instead focus on Japanese territorial waters. Photo: AFP
Officials contend Japan will no longer hunt for whales in the Antarctic and will instead focus on Japanese territorial waters. Photo: AFP
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