August 11, 2021
The Resilience of Japanese Whaling
By Gabriel Fung and Andy Ka Hei Vu
Whale meat is branded as a national cuisine, but very few Japanese eat it.
September 15, 2018
Japan Loses Bid to Reinstate Commercial Whaling
By Thisanka Siripala
After a week of heated debate, Japan’s proposal to legalize whaling has been rejected by the International Whaling Commission.
April 20, 2016
Japan’s Double Standard on Freedoms and Rule of Law
By Aurelia George Mulgan
PM Shinzo Abe is maintaining a double standard on democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
December 03, 2015
Whales Again a Diplomatic Issue for Australia-Japan Relations?
By Helen Clark
Australia is once again at odds with Japan over whaling in the Southern Ocean
August 26, 2014
Japanese Whaling: The Saga Continues
By Anthony Fensom
Is it déjà vu all over again for Japanese whaling watchers?
July 07, 2014
Abe’s Oceania Deals Point to China Tensions
By Clint Richards
The scope, pace and intent of recent agreements suggest an intent to circumvent Beijing.
April 06, 2014
Australia's Whaling Victory
By Dominic Meoli
Australia has gained much more from its recent victory in the ICJ than the protection of whales.
April 01, 2014
ICJ Orders an End to Whaling in Southern Ocean
By Luke Hunt
Japan promises to comply with a ruling that found its annual whale hunt to be illegal.
January 24, 2014
Bottlenoses, Blonde Wigs and Baseball
By J. T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors discuss the recent dolphin hunt and other Japan news.
January 08, 2014
Japanese Whaling: Sea Shepherd Chases, Australia and New Zealand Litigate
By J.T. Quigley
Is nationalism, not science or sustenance, behind Japan’s annual culling?
March 14, 2013
Antarctic Treaty Seemingly Not for Whales’ Sake
“what is the point of having a treaty if countries do not defend it and the values they believe in?”