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30 May, 2018 10:13 AM Japan killed 330 whales for 'research' in 2017/18, 122 were pregnant: Report

Japan has committed itself to not hunting whales for commercial purposes but critics say killing for research would eventually mean selling of the meat - a commercial process. Japan reported killed at least 333 minke whales in 2017/18 for research-related purposes, according to a report released by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Of these 144

20 June, 2017 7:45 AM India re-nominates Justice Dalveer Bhandari for another term as ICJ judge

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on UNITED NATIONS: Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been nominated by India as its candidate for another nine year term as judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the UN. Bhandari, 69, was elected in April 2012 during simultaneous balloting in both the General 141

18 December, 2015 5:21 AM Australia leader disappointed with Japan’s return to whaling

TOKYO — Australia’s leader said Friday that his country is “very disappointed” with Japan’s decision to resume whaling in Antarctic waters earlier this month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, on his first visit to Japan since taking the helm in September, wants to strengthen Australia-Japan ties but also faces pressure at home to confront Japan on the whaling 29

26 October, 2015 1:31 PM Canadian whale-watching boat sinks, killing five with one missing

A Canadian whale-watching tour boat with 27 passengers on board sank off the coast of British Columbia on Sunday, killing five people with one missing, rescue officials said. 21 people had been rescued when the search was called off late at night, Melissa Kai, a spokeswoman for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), said. A military rescue helicopter 20

20 April, 2015 9:21 PM US says most humpback whales no longer endangered

Washington: The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the US government said Monday that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed a "more tailored conservation approach" that would reclassify the humpback into 14 distinct population 13

14 April, 2015 12:52 PM Japan says will try again with 'scientific' whaling programme

Tokyo: Japan's top whaling negotiator said today that Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals. Joji Morishita, Japan's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), said he and his fellow officials would do their 20

13 April, 2015 5:29 AM Japan buries more dolphins after mass beaching

Tokyo: Japanese officials were burying several more dolphins on Monday as researchers tried to work out why scores of the animals beached themselves last week. Eight melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, were found washed up along the coast at Hokota, around 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Tokyo. A city official said the dolphins were probably part of the original 27

9 July, 2014 11:58 AM Japan Becoming Muslim-Friendly with Halal Food and More

Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers. For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100,000 practising Muslims, that means groping its way through unfamiliar customs as it looks to tap a growing market to help it double 16

7 July, 2014 2:23 AM Whaling Dominates Japan PM Shinzo Abe's New Zealand Trip

Auckland, New Zealand: The thorny issue of whaling dominated Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe's whistlestop trip to New Zealand on Monday, with Prime Minister John Key saying they had agreed to disagree on the matter. New Zealand and Australia hauled Japan before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its "scientific" whaling programme in Antarctic 18

27 June, 2014 6:03 AM Japanese town carves up whale in front of schoolchildren

MINAMIBOSO: To mark the start of Japan's whaling season, workers in the coastal town of Minamiboso on Thursday carved up one of the animals as a crowd of grade school students and residents watched, with free samples of its fried meat handed out later. The annual event took place in the district of Wada in the town some 100 km (62 miles) south of the capital 24