Latest Whaling in Japan Stories

2005-05-02 11:04:49

TOKYO, (AFP) -- Served as burgers and marinated with sweet and sour sauce, whale meat has returned to Japanese school lunches 20 years after it went off the menu amid global anti-whaling campaigns, officials said. Nearly 85 percent of public elementary and junior high schools in Wakayama, Japan's western whaling heartland, have begun whale meat lunches with school officials receiving positive responses from children. "Whale meat is served as burgers or meat balls or marinated with sweet and...

2005-04-01 17:30:46

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan plans to extend its research whaling program in the Antarctic Ocean, an official said Friday, after the country wraps up 18 years of expeditions that anti-whaling groups and nations criticize as commercial whaling in disguise. A hunt authorized by the International Whaling Commission ended Thursday, after five ships returned home from the Antarctic with their haul of 440 minke whales, Japan's Fisheries Agency said. "We already have submitted a new research plan for the...

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