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Japan to Seek to Revive Its Antarctic Whaling Program After Ban
Japan will revise its plan for whaling in the Antarctic in an effort to revive the hunt following an International Court of Justice ban, the country’s agriculture minister said.(4/18/2014 7:14:15 AM)
Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling
Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. The bullish response, which could see harpoon ships back in the Southern Ocean next year, sets Tokyo back on a collision course with environmentalists. Campaigners had hailed the decision by the ...(4/18/2014 7:29:05 AM)
Japan postpones foreign minister's trip to Russia
Japan has postponed a visit to Russia by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida that had been planned for later this month, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, as bloodshed in an eastern city in Ukraine threatened to overshadow crisis talks in Geneva. A Japanese foreign ministry spokesman said the visit had been postponed for scheduling reasons. The decision to put off the visit comes ahead of U.S ...(4/17/2014 4:48:59 AM)
Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected
Japan's power supply will be tight this summer if all its nuclear reactors remain shut, although blackouts are not expected as long as there are no problems at the thermal fuel plants now providing the bulk of the country's electricity. Overall, the nine local power monopolies will have a supply surplus of 4.6 percent in August, barely above the 3 percent minimum required, if their nuclear ...(4/17/2014 12:25:21 AM)
Japan Adds Pork Tariff Cut to Trade Pact With Australia
Japan, the world’s largest pork buyer, will lower its tariff on pig meat shipments from Australia in a bilateral trade agreement that also reduces import duties on beef.(4/17/2014 12:11:46 AM)
Japan to Hunt Fewer Whales in Pacific This Season
Japan will hunt fewer whales when Pacific season begins next week; will observe in Antarctic(4/18/2014 5:05:22 AM)
Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension
TOKYO - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim. Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will break ground on Saturday for a military lookout station on Yonaguni, which is home to 1,500 ...(4/18/2014 6:58:34 AM)
Japan to resume reduced whale hunt next week
Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week, the fisheries minister said.(4/18/2014 5:12:37 AM)
Japan Consumer Confidence Drops to Lowest Since 2011
Japan's consumer confidence fell in March to the lowest level since August 2011, a reading that may tumble further this month after a sales-tax increase on April 1 sapped the public's spending power. The reading of 37.5, down from 38.5 in February, was released by the Cabinet Office in Tokyo today. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe risks the public souring on his campaign to sustain growth in the world ...(4/17/2014 3:23:37 AM)
Japan will continue scientific whaling in Pacific: reports
Japan has decided to continue its whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean, reports said Friday, despite losing a United Nations court case on its other "research" hunt in the Antarctic. If confirmed, the move will likely spark anger among environmentalists who hailed last month's ruling by the UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Tokyo's hunt in the Southern Ocean was a commercial ...(4/18/2014 1:49:48 AM)
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