A minke whale is lifted from a Japan whaling ship in Kushiro port, Hokkaido in September 2017. Photo: EPA

Rugby World Cup boycott? – Japan’s whaling return sparks rumblings of protests, with Tokyo Olympics also under threat

  • Activists urge the world to put pressure on Japan by threatening to boycott its two biggest events
  • Japan will resume commercial whaling in 2019 after 30 years of abiding by international rules
Topic |   Rugby World Cup 2019

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A minke whale is lifted from a Japan whaling ship in Kushiro port, Hokkaido in September 2017. Photo: EPA
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