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Officials said Tuesday that an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand is in custody on a Japanese vessel and will be taken to Japan to face charges after secretly boarding the ship as part of a protest.
A fisheries official announced Wednesday that Japan will propose scaling down its troubled annual whale hunt in Antarctica, on conditions that it is allowed to whale commercially in its own coastal waters.
Anti-whaling activists accused Japanese harpooners on Saturday of purposely ramming one of their ships and piercing its hull to further escalate the hostilities in Antarctic waters.
As an ongoing whaling dispute between Japan and Australia heats up, lawmakers of Japanâ€™s ruling party are rethinking a possible defense logistics accord between the two nations.
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NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in the Southern Ocean, an ancillary vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Ady Gil, and the Japanese security ship, the Shonan Maru No. 2, physically collided, leaving the much smaller Ady Gil sinking and unsalvageable.
A technologically advanced powerboat whose goal was to distract and irritate Japanese whalers sustained heavy damage in its first swim Wednesday, severely raising hostilities between the warring groups.
A futuristic powerboat left Australia on Tuesday en route to Antarctic seas on a mission to harass Japanese whalers.
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.
A Modest Mouse music video Australian actor Heath Ledger directed before he died is to be released on the Internet. Ledger died last year of an accidental prescription drug overdose, leaving unfinished the animated King Rat video, which is intended to raise awareness about commercial whaling off the coast of Australia, the BBC said.
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