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Whaling On Trial

Publication | 28 April, 2011 at 3:30

In early 2010, two Greenpeace activists went on trial in Japan in an unprecedented court case - one that court papers will register simply as a case of theft and trespass but which, over the course of the past two years, has become so much more.

Quarterly - 2010.1

Background | 1 July, 2010 at 11:57

Greenpeace International's supporter magazine.

Whaling on trial (part 2)

Feature story | 10 March, 2010 at 0:00

This week our activists, Junichi and Toru, spent two very long and intense days in court, defending the honourable actions they took to expose the corruption within Japan's whaling industry. As the prosecution fumbled its desperate attempt to...

Whaling on trial

Feature story | 8 March, 2010 at 0:00

The Tokyo Two trial continued today as a former whaler took to the stand and cast serious doubt on the veracity of the official investigation into our allegations of institutional embezzlement within Japan's whaling industry. He further revealed...

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | 15 February, 2010 at 0:00

It’s been almost two years since the wrongful arrest of Junichi and Toru for their roles in exposing the corruption and lies woven in the fabric that holds the whaling industry together. As the trial for those charges began, it seemed obvious to...

Japanese court to hear evidence on whale meat embezzlement

Press release | 15 May, 2009 at 15:35

The Aomori district court today delivered a setback to the Japanese government’s attempts to cover up an embezzlement scandal in the so-called "scientific" Southern Ocean whaling programme. The court has agreed to hear key evidence the...

Opinion of the UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Publication | 8 February, 2010 at 3:51

The formal opinion of the UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention rendered with regard to the treatment of the Tokyo Two- Greenpeace activists who exposed corruption in the Japanese government-funded whaling programme- by...

Japanese whaling will come to an end - the question is simply when

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | 28 January, 2011 42 comments

On December 22, 2010 - the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) acknowledged and publicly apologised for embezzlement within the whaling industry . An official from the powerful agency gave a 90 degree bow of apology on national...

Junichi speaks out for whales in Morocco

Blog entry by LisaV | 25 June, 2010 1 comment

On Thursday after a full day of discussions, disagreements and minimal deliberation in the plenary session of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Agadir, Morocco, NGOs have been given the opportunity to address the...

Japanese criminal justice system is like a bottle of rancid milk

Blog entry by laurak | 15 July, 2009 3 comments

A guest blog by Junichi Sato: While Japan’s Criminal Justice System may look OK from a distance once you get close enough to smell and taste it for yourself, it becomes repulsively clear just how curdled and rotten it is. Thanks to...

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