17 februari 2011

Japan facing the ICJ

Australia is dragging Japan in front of the ICJ for breach of international obligations and resolutions concerning whaling, in the hopes of ending whaling for good, whether it is for "research" or commercial. Read The Australian, if you are really interested you can read the case from the International Court of Justice website here. The trial has not only caused Japan an embarrassment in global opinion and damaged Japan's profile internationally but it has also caused a rumble inside the country...
Japan has announced that due to environmentalist activists, the sea shepherds, the Japanese whaling fleet Nisshin Maru is abandoning the Antarctics. However, they'll come back as soon as Sea Shephers leaves... At the moment they're losing about $200 million every year thanks to activist activities. I say keep up the good work! Read the article on ABC news

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