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Fearing US reaction, Japanese whaling fleet hides in port

Feature story | 16 November, 2007 at 12:08

The Japanese whaling fleet has delayed its departure to the Southern Ocean for its annual whale hunt to avoid political embarrassment when Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda meets with US President George W. Bush.

Mister Splashy Pants Fan

Blog entry by Richard | 27 November, 2007 68 comments

Thanks to our friends over at BoingBoing and Reddit, Mr Splashy Pants is in the lead for the Greenpeace name-a-whale competition. What isn't so well known is the identity of the unsung hero that made it all possible. We don't know all...

Mister Splashy Pants the whale - you named him, now save him

Feature story | 10 December, 2007 at 1:00

Out of 11,000 submissions in our competition to name the humpback whales we were tracking on their migration to the Southern Ocean, we narrowed it down to the final 30. Over 150,000 people then voted for their favourite name.

Is Japan secretly planning to build a new whaling ship?

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 1:00

All around the world, increasing numbers of people and governments are urging Japan to give up its whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new...

Who is Sugizo?

Feature story | 17 December, 2007 at 1:00

Sugizo is a Japanese musician who was born on the 8th of July 1969. As a guitarist, he is famous from the visual rock band "LUNA SEA" that was big in the nineties and is still very popular among young Japanese people today.

Sugizo, a famous Japanese musician.

Image | 17 December, 2007 at 13:25

Sugizo, a famous Japanese musician.

Greenpeace Whale Science Programme Captures Rare Humpback Recordings in Antarctica

Press release | 8 January, 2008 at 13:17

An international team aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, currently searching for the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, has made a rare series of recordings of humpback whales in Antarctic waters.“We were surrounded...

Greenpeace confronts Japanese whalers in Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Press release | 11 January, 2008 at 22:06

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today confronted Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.The whaling fleet immediately took flight from the Esperanza, which is now in high-speed...

Greenpeace drives Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds...

Press release | 13 January, 2008 at 1:00

After a high speed chase over hundreds of miles through fog and increasingly rough seas, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza this morning drove the Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds.Having confronted the fleet close to...

Japan's "Fake" Whaling Programme begins to Crumble in the Southern Ocean and Tokyo

Press release | 18 January, 2008 at 1:00

Echoing a series of scandals which have beset the Japanese government over the past twelve months, Greenpeace activists today sent a message direct from the Southern Ocean back to Tokyo, as pressure mounts inside Japan to end its controversial...

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