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Australia sues Japan over controversial whaling
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Japan said Tuesday it would staunchly defend its research hunt that kills hundreds of whales per year, a day after Australia filed an international lawsuit arguing that the cull does not qualify for a scientific exemption to a 1986 ban. ... Read More

SKorea, China, Japan trade chiefs praise FTA study
Posted on 24 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SEOUL South Korea - (APINTL) Trade ministers from China, Japan and South Korea on Sunday praised efforts to explore a potential joint free trade deal to boost commerce among three of Asia's biggest economies. South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong... Read More

Japan big winner at UN conservation meeting
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

DOHA, Qatar - (AP) The Japanese seemed to be everywhere at the U.N. wildlife trade meeting. Dozens of government officials worked the floor the past two weeks ahead of key votes, offering guidance to confused but supportive delegates. They held a reception... Read More

Future of commercial whaling ban rests with Japan
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Nations will next week consider whether to sanction commercial whale hunts for the first time in a quarter-century, a compromise to coax Japan into ending an annual cull of hundreds of the sea mammals in a sanctuary in the Antarctic. The... Read More

US wants quick start to beef talks with Japan
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pressed Japan on Friday for quick action in planned talks on easing access to its beef market, saying he would put together a negotiating team as soon as he gets home to Washington. Vilsack agreed... Read More

Australia to take Japan to court over whaling
Posted on 28 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

CANBERRA, Australia - (AP) Australia has announced it will take Japan to the International Court of Justice in a bid to prevent it whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Attorney-General Robert McClelland say it underlines... Read More

Japan shows 'The Cove' after delay from protests
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) "The Cove," an Oscar-winning film about a Japanese dolphin-hunting village, opened Saturday around Japan after protests by angry nationalists pressured theaters to cancel earlier showings. Some of the six small cinemas sold out... Read More

Commission proposes limited commercial whale hunts
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) The International Whaling Commission has proposed allowing whales to be hunted under strict quotas, bringing the world a step closer to the first legal commercial whaling in nearly 25 years. The proposal, released late Thursday, would... Read More

Japan may quit whaling commission if ban stays put
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Japan is considering withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission if no progress is made toward easing an international ban on commercial whaling, its fisheries minister said Tuesday. The IWC the international body that regulates... Read More

Japan says it can compromise on whale catch quota
Posted on 21 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

TOKYO - (APINTL) Japan is willing to reduce its whale catch quota for the country's annual research hunts if it can resume commercial whaling along its coasts, a fisheries official said Wednesday. Japan has been pushing for an end to the ban on... Read More