Japan's Whaling Plans Risk Int'l Trade Pushback

By Timothy Nelson (May 30, 2019, 5:41 PM EDT) -- In late December 2018, Japan announced that it was withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission, and would "resume commercial whaling" from July 2019.[1] On its face, the announcement seemed to defy the last half-century's trend of international opinion strongly disfavoring whale hunting. Indeed, the withdrawal from the IWC meant Japan would no longer be bound by the IWC's longstanding moratorium on whaling....

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