• JAPAN EYES RESUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL WHALE HUNT

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    TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister told parliament on Monday he would boost his efforts toward restarting commercial whaling, despite a top United Nations court’s order that Tokyo must stop killing whales in the Antarctic. Shinzo Abe’s comments put him firmly on a collision course with anti-whaling groups, who had hoped the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) would herald the beginning of the end for the mammal hunt. “I want to aim for the resumption of commercial whaling by conducting whaling research in order to obtain scientific data indis-pensable for the management of whale resources,” Abe told a parlia-mentary commission.

    AFP

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