A file photo of Japanese freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka. Photo: AP

Japanese government stops journalist from travelling to Yemen as nation debates safety of citizens in war-torn places

  • Kosuke Tsuneoka, 49, had attempted to enter Yemen in January but was stopped in Oman and deported
  • He spent five months in captivity in Afghanistan in 2010
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A file photo of Japanese freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka. Photo: AP
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A Tokyo restaurants specialising in whale meat. Photo: Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Japan to leave pro-conservation group – and immediately start hunting whales

  • The country will resume commercial whaling for the first time in three decades, just one day after leaving the International Whaling Commission
  • Its decision has drawn widespread condemnation, with the Australian government saying it was ‘extremely disappointed’
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A Tokyo restaurants specialising in whale meat. Photo: Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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