Japan plans to resume hunting of Antarctic minke whales despite UN ban, AsiaOne Asia News

September 3, 2014 11:44 AM

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Japan plans to resume hunting of Antarctic minke whales despite UN ban, AsiaOne Asia News

TOKYO - Japan plans to resume its slaughter of minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean next year, an official said Wednesday, despite an order from the UN's top court to stop all whaling in the area.

Tokyo was forced to abandon its 2014-2015 hunt in March when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said the annual expedition was a commercial activity masquerading as research.

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