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    • Japan begins whale hunt 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, December 2, 2015, on page C4)
      Japan was facing mounting condemnation Tuesday over its decision to resume killing whales in Antartica, with conservationists saying it was open to another legal challenge. Australia and New Zealand have led criticism of ...
    • Japan cuts out middleman to help struggling fishermen 

      Bloomberg (Manila Standard, February 7, 2017, on page B4)
      Ryohei Nomoto wants to put fresher sashimi on your plate, and more money in the wallets of Japan’s struggling fishermen. His venture airfreights freshly caught fish from across Japan, processes them on the grounds of Tokyo’s ...
    • Japan defends dolphin hunt after US criticism 

      Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, January 22, 2014, on page A-22)
      A Japanese government spokesman defended an annual dolphin hunt Monday, after U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the inhumanity of the practice. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga ...
    • Japan firm seeks to spawn salmon farm revolution 

      Natsuko, Fukue (Manila Standard, March 1, 2018, on page A4-A5)
      In a mountainous area near Tokyo, the water in a tank is a murk of writhing grey salmon, slithering past each other as they angle for food. They are part of an experiment that Sogo, chief operating officer at FRD Japan, ...
    • Japan heatwave threatens famed tuna auction 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Bulletin, August 14, 2018, on page 5)
      Fishmongers at Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji tuna auction are feeling the heat as the ageing market’s air conditioners struggle to keep up with a heatwave blanketing the country. The dilapidated market is due to close later this ...
    • Japan heatwave threatens famed tuna market auction 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, July 14, 2018, on page B8)
      Fishmongers at Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji tuna auction are feeling the heat as the ageing market’s air conditioners struggle to keep up with a heatwave blanketing the country. The dilapidated market is due to close later this ...
    • Japan kills 122 pregnant whales 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, June 1, 2018, on page B7)
      Tokyo: Japan killed 122 pregnant minke whales during a highly controversial annual whaling expedition that Tokyo defends as scientific research but conservationists call “gruesome and unnecessary.” The four-month expedition ...
    • Japan may give planes to Manila for South China Sea patrols 

      Reuters (Manila Bulletin, August 7, 2015, on page 8)
      Japan wants to give planes to the Philippines that Manila could use for patrols in the South China Sea, sources said, a move that would deepen Tokyo’s security ties with the Southeast Asian nation most at odds with Beijing ...
    • Japan military joins historic PH war games 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 7, 2018, on page A13)
      Japan has its own maritime territorial dispute with Beijing in the East China Sea. The US military stressed that Saturday’s exercise was not aimed at China, which has also built artificial islands on disputed areas of the ...
    • Japan offers PH help in sea row 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, June 4, 2016, on page A2)
      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on congratulated President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for his victory as he urged the incoming president to push for multilateral talks in settling the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
    • Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea 

      Reuters (Manila Bulletin, March 15, 2017, on page 5)
      Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two. China claims almost ...
    • Japan slams China reclamations in disputed sea 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP); Associated Press (AP); Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 22, 2015, on page A1-A4)
      Japan slammed China's bid to reclaim land in the South China Sea as a "coercive attempt" to force sweeping maritime claims, in a defense paper coinciding with Tokyo's bid for legislation to expand the Japanese military ...
    • Japan spy plane circles disputed waters 

      Reuters (The Philippine Star, June 24, 2015, on page 1-4)
      A Japanese military patrol plane circled over disputed parts of the South China Sea yesterday at the start of an exercise with the Philippine military that has irked China. According to Japanese and Philippine officials, ...
    • Japan tells China: No done deal in sea spat 

      Barcelo, Vito; Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, June 18, 2015, on page A1-A2)
      Japan warned China on Wednesday that its extensive land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea does not make ownership "a done deal" after Beijing announced it had almost finished its controversial island building. ...
    • Japan to restart commercial whale hunts 

      British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (Panay News, December 27, 2018, on page 6)
      Japan said it will restart commercial whaling in July in a move that is likely to draw international criticism. It said it would withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the body tasked with whale conservation. ...
    • Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic 

      Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, December 27, 2018, on page 15)
      Japan announced yesterday it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume hunting the animals for commercial use, but said it will no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings of ...
    • Japan to send largest warship to disputed sea 

      Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 15, 2017, on page A13)
      Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War II. China claims almost ...
    • Japan to try again to justify 'scientific' whaling 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, April 15, 2015, on page S1/9)
      Japan stop Whaling negotiator said on Tuesday Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals. Joji ...
    • Japan's 'Tuna King' wins auction with $636,000 bid 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, January 6, 2017, on page B5)
      Japan’s self-styled “Tuna King” has done it again—paying more than $600,000 for a single fish. Sushi entrepreneur Kiyoshi Kimura paid top price at the first auction of the new year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on Thursday, ...
    • Japan's historic Tsukiji market holds final auction 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Bulletin, January 6, 2018, on page 7)
      Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji fish market held its last pre-dawn New Year’s auction on Friday before closing down for relocation, with the highest bidder paying more than $320,000 for a giant tuna. After more than 80 years ...