Japan to resume commercial whaling after pulling out of IWC
Japan’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and pursue commercial whaling aims to revive an industry with political significance for top leaders but whose long-term prospects remain unclear even with this shot in the arm.
The decision was strongly influenced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, who both represent areas with whaling communities.
Abe and Nikai have long pushed for a return to commercial whale hunting.
UN’s International Court of Justice ordered Japan to cease whaling operations.
Despite the court order, Prime Minister Abe quickly called for the resumption of whaling operations.
Abe insists that to capture and kill the whales is a traditional event in Japan ,and he said that Japanese food culture included Whale Meat.
Shinzo Abe has said Japan will step up efforts to resume whaling.
Japanese Pro-Nazi plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu supports Abe on whaling.
UK FRANCE USA BREXIT GERMAN IWC AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND