Japan seeks to resume Antarctic whaling next year

September 3, 2014 12:29 PM

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TOKYO -- Japan is seeking to resume Antarctic whaling next year under a revised research program that would involve fewer killings and only minke whale, following the UN top court's rejection to an earlier program, fisheries officials said Wednesday.

The Antarctic whale hunt is one of two research whaling programs that Japan has conducted since a 1986 international ban on commercial whaling. In March, the International Court of Justice ruled the Antarctic program wasn't scientific as Japan had claimed and must stop.

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