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Japan aims to resume Antarctic whaling later this year
Published in 20-6-2015
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TOKYO (AP) Japan says it plans to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission says Tokyo hasn't proven that the mammals need to be killed for research. In April, an IWC experts' panel made similar comments about a revised Japanese Antarctic whaling plan submitted after the International Court of Justice ruled last year that Japan's earlier hunts were not truly scientific. The IWC banned commercial whaling in 1986, but Japan continued killing whales under an exemption for research.