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Two Japanese whaling vessels from Kushiro launched their annual coastal whale hunt from the tsunami-devastated areas on the east coast of the northern island of Hokkaido.
On Monday the Japanese head of state made a diplomatic but earnest plea for Netherlandsâ€™ authorities to take punitive measures against a Dutch-registered sea vessel used by the radical environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to harass Japanese whaling ships in the waters of the Antarctic.
Japan's notorious whaling fleet fell extremely short of their goal after interference caused by anti-whaling activists.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.