Japan Considers Leaving International Whaling Commission

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Japan Considers Leaving International Whaling Commission

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Source: Nikkei Asia Review

Japanese officials have hinted that the country may leave the International Wha ling Commission (IWC) after being denied permission to resume commercial whaling.

The IWC voted town a Japanese proposal to restart whaling of somewhat plentiful species such as minke whales. In total, 41 countriesâ€"including New Zealand and Australiaâ€"opposed the Japanese push for commercial whaling. Twenty-seven countries supported the Japanese proposal.

Reacting to the decision, Masaaki Taniai, vice minister for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said the Japanese government would “examine all possible options.”

Presumably, these options would include pulling out from the IWC altogetherâ€"a move that would surely spark international outrage. Domestically, Japanese officials are facing pressure from fishermen to allow whaling for certain species.

Although Japan officially halted their commercial whaling programs alongside the IWC’s moratorium in 1982, the country continues to allow whaling for “research” purpo ses. Read more about this developing situation, here.

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