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Unjust Sentence Condemned

Press release | September 6, 2010 at 19:00

Aomori, Japan, September 6, 2010 – Greenpeace has condemned as disproportionate and unjust a one year jail term, suspended for three years, imposed on two Greenpeace activists, who exposed widespread corruption in the Japanese government’s...

Anti-whaling activists granted bail in Japan

Press release | July 15, 2008 at 0:00

Two Greenpeace Japan activists, arrested and charged for intercepting a box of whale meat illegally smuggled off the Japanese whaling fleet, have been released on bail, after 26 days in custody.

Anti-whaling activists wrongly convicted

Feature story | September 6, 2010 at 20:03

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, exposed widespread corruption in Japan's whaling programme - in return, they have been handed a one year suspended prison sentence. (This means they do not have to go to jail).

Save whales, not whaling

Feature story | April 26, 2010 at 0:00

A proposal to keep the dying whaling industries on life support has just been unveiled by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) -- instead of a concrete plan to safeguard whales.

The Tokyo Two

Blog entry by Phil | February 19, 2009

It was indeed a black Friday last week. Two Greenpeace activists Junichi and Toru appeared in court for a pre trial hearing. They face the possibility of prison for their role in defending the whales – for exposing illegal whale meat...

Anti-whaling activists released

Blog entry by Greg | July 23, 2008

After 26 days in custody, Greenpeace Japan anti-whaling activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki have been released on bail and are back home with their families. There was significant international outcry over the arrests, and...

VIDEO: Free the Tokyo Two

Blog entry by Greg | July 7, 2008

The Tokyo Two: Whaling, Activism, and Human Rights

Blog entry by Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki | September 3, 2010

This will be the first blog Toru and I have written together, as up until recently our heavy bail restrictions have meant that we could not be in the same room or even talk to each other without a lawyer present. The verdict in...

Whaling: in a world turned upside down...

Blog entry by Nick | December 10, 2008

Today's Guardian picks up an interview with Junichi Sato about his arrest in Japan for exposing corruption in the whaling industry. About the extreme crackdown on Greenpeace when 40 police raided the office to arrest him and seized...

Another day, another scandal surrounding the Japanese whaling programme

Blog entry by Phil | June 21, 2010

Two years ago, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki exposed the corrupt heart of the whaling industry in the form of an embezzlement scandal reaching from the flensing deck of the Nisshin Maru, right up the chain of command to the Institute of...

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