Japan planning research whale meeting with both proponents and opponents

September 16, 2014 2:31 AM

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PORTOROZ, SLOVENIA – The government plans to hold a special meeting of experts from both pro- and anti-whaling countries next month in Tokyo to compile a new program for resuming research hunting in the Antarctic, sources said Tuesday.

The meeting, which will gather experts from both at home and abroad, is aimed at enhancing transparency in devising a new whaling program and mitigating opposition from anti-whaling countries.

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