Japan Reportedly Will Leave International Whaling Group To Resume Commercial Hunts

Earlier this year, Japan unsuccessfully lobbied members of the International Whaling Commission to drop the organization's ban on commercial whaling.
A Japanese whaling fleets leaves the city of Ishinomaki in April 2014 as a Japan Coast Guard vessel provides security. Source: Kazuhiro Nogi

Japan will withdraw from an international organization established to limit whale hunts in an apparent attempt to resume commercial whaling, according to Japanese media outlets.

reports that government officials informed ruling party lawmakers on Thursday. , said a formal announcement was likely "within

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