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Whaling talks fail

Press release | 23 June, 2010 at 18:58

In response to discussions taking place today at International Whaling Commission meeting in Morocco that signal that there will be no deal, Greenpeace Japan Programme Director Junichi Sato issued the following statement:

Greenpeace Statement on the Conclusion of IWC 62

Press release | 25 June, 2010 at 21:51

Agadir, – As the 62nd annual International Whaling Commission meeting comes to a close, Greenpeace Japan Programme Director Junichi Sato issued the following statement.

Activists charged for exposing whale meat scandal

Press release | 11 July, 2008 at 0:00

Two Greenpeace peaceful protestors have been charged after they exposed a major scandal around the embezzlement of whale meat from the Japanese government-sponsored Southern Ocean whaling programme. The prosecutor in Aomori, Japan, today charged...

Over 100 Whales Saved by Greenpeace - Low Fuel Forces Esperanza Back to Port

Press release | 26 January, 2008 at 7:04

After spending two weeks successfully preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (1), the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is running low on fuel and must return to port. The Australian government ship...

Key facts heard in the trial of Junichi Sato & Toru Suzuki

Background | 6 September, 2010 at 7:10

At a press conference on 15 May 2008, Sato showed journalists a box of ‘personal luggage’, labeled as ‘cardboard’, sent by a crewmember of the Nisshin Maru factory ship to his home. It contained 23.5kg of salted unesu whale meat, worth an...

Shipment of whale meat from Iceland arrives in Japan

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, Executive Director, Greenpeace Japan | 8 May, 2014 10 comments

We had a strange visitor to Japan yesterday, the Alma, a refrigerated cargo vessel which has sailed all the way from Iceland carrying 2,000 tons of fin whale meat, valued at over 13 million US dollars. It sailed around the tip of...

Greenpeace Urges Hatoyama and Obama to Keep Election Promises and End Whaling

Press release | 10 November, 2009 at 0:00

Just 48 hours before new Prime Minister Hatoyama plays host to US President Barack Obama, Greenpeace activists unveiled a large whale sculpture outside the Japanese Diet, to remind both heads of state to uphold their respective election promises...

First fin whales killed in Iceland

Press release | 19 June, 2009 at 12:50

Two fin whales - listed as an endangered species globally by the International Union for Conservation of Nature - were killed, landed and cut up at the quayside at the old Hvalförður whaling station in Iceland this morning. They represent the...

Icelandic Whale Meat Destined for a House in Tokyo

Press release | 4 June, 2008 at 19:32

Tonnes of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland and minke whale meat from Norway have been exported to Japan has been left sitting in deep freezers in customs, despite claims by the Icelandic exporter that there is a market for the meat.

End high seas whaling say majority of Japanese people

Press release | 19 February, 2008 at 17:42

A Greenpeace commissioned opinion poll, released today, reveals that nearly three quarters of the Japanese people do not support their country's whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Astonishingly, 87% were surprised to learn that their...

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