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Whale heroes face jail

Feature story | July 16, 2010 at 12:11

Two years ago, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, two Japanese Greenpeace activists conducted a public interest investigation into corruption in the Japanese whaling industry. The two activists (now known as the 'Tokyo Two') exposed the corruption and...

Why Greenpeace won’t compromise on commercial whaling.

Feature story | June 21, 2010 at 14:11

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting begins in Morocco, there has been a flurry of media coverage over a possible ‘deal’ or ‘compromise’. Often the details, and sometimes the central points, can get lost as things are...

Standing with the Tokyo Two

Feature story | September 6, 2010 at 9:54

The Tokyo Two exposed widespread corruption in Japan’s whaling programme. In return, they have been handed a one year suspended prison sentence. Activists in South Africa are outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria holding banners reading...

BREAKING: Japan’s ‘research whaling’ ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | March 31, 2014

Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why? Japan’s sham ‘scientific whaling’ programme has just been declared ILLEGAL in an international court! UPDATE:    The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to...

Setting Sail

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | March 3, 2011

I have just got back from one of the most inspiring weeks of my life! As a fairly new part of the Greenpeace Africa team I had the opportunity to attend a week-long induction programme that takes place once a year to welcome new people...

Tokyo Two: Activism is not a crime

Video | September 1, 2010 at 16:00

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, were arrested 2 years ago after exposing government corruption at the heart of Japan's whaling industry. They are facing 18 month in jail. Sketches: by Molly Intersimone

The Japanese Embassy in Pretoria

Image | September 6, 2010 at 16:54

Greenpeace activist Rianne Teule hands over a letter to Yoshimi Yanai, Second Secretary at the Japanese Embassy, outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria. Activists in South Africa held a vigil outside the Embassy following the sentence imposed...

Handing over the letter

Image | September 6, 2010 at 17:28

Greenpeace activist Rianne Teule hands over a letter to Yoshimi Yanai, Second Secretary at the Japanese Embassy, outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria. Activists in South Africa held a vigil outside the Embassy following the sentence imposed...

Activism is not a crime

Image | September 6, 2010 at 17:45

Greenpeace activist holds a banner reading "Activism is not a crime" during a vigil outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria, after the news that the Tokyo Two were given one year sentences, suspended for three years, after they exposed...

Vigil at the Japanese Embassy

Image | September 6, 2010 at 17:51

Greenpeace activists hold pictures of Junichi Sato (right) and Toru Suzuki - the Tokyo Two - during a vigil outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria on Monday after the news that both of them were given one year sentences, suspended for three...

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