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Japan to resume whaling, but only in its territorial waters

Japan announced on Wednesday that it will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling next summer – a move that drew immediate condemnation from governments and environmental groups. But the hunt will be geographically limited, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference, Reuters reported. “From July 2019, after […]

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