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In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them

09 Jul 2019

RAUSU, Japan People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water. | Video

In Japan, the business of watching whales overshadows resumption of hunt

09 Jul 2019

RAUSU, Japan People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water. | Video

Former Japanese fisherman finds profit in whale-watching

09 Jul 2019

RAUSU, Japan Masato Hasegawa is the fourth generation of his family to be a fisherman on Japan's northern oceans, but now his cruises focus on admiring sea life instead of catching it.

Ships set sail in Japan's first commercial whale hunt in more than 30 yrs

01 Jul 2019

KUSHIRO, Japan, July 1 Five small ships sailed out of harbour on Monday in Japan's first commercial whale hunt in more than three decades, a move that has aroused global condemnation and fears for the fate of whales.

Japanese fleet prepares to resume commercial whaling

30 Jun 2019

KUSHIRO, Japan Japanese whaling ships prepared on Sunday to set to sea, with crews gathering on decks in a northern port a day ahead of Japan's first commercial whaling hunt in more than 30 years.

'Kimono is not underwear': Kardashian shapewear irks Japan

27 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japanese took to social media on Thursday to protest against a new line of underwear developed by U.S. celebrity Kim Kardashian named "Kimono", with some terming it a theft of their culture that insulted the cherished traditional robe. | Video

Explainer: What's behind Japan's support of whaling?

24 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan has for decades been steadfastly defiant about hunting whales despite widespread anger, including from key allies like the United States. | Video

Raw, fried or on a bun - the many ways Japan eats whale

24 Jun 2019

MINAMIBOSO, Japan Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that's just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale. | Video

What's behind Japan's support of whaling?

24 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan has for decades been steadfastly defiant about hunting whales despite widespread anger, including from key allies like the United States.

Outlook uncertain for Japan's whaling industry despite commercial restart

24 Jun 2019

MINAMIBOSO, Japan When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan's oldest whaling villages, she'd go down to the harbour with a bucket and carry it home full of freshly butchered whale meat. | Video

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