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Obama and the whale

Feature story | 10 November, 2009 at 1:00

The government of Japan has decided to look into wasteful spending. We can't think of a greater waste than the Japanese whaling programme. So we sent a delegation to the place where the review committee is meeting.

End of Japanese whaling may be in sight

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

We've been watching the horizon for this one for a very long time, but our colleagues up in the crow's nest report that a new blip on the horizon could mean an end to Japanese whaling in Antarctica.

Japanese Whaling: The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Feature story | 19 March, 2009 at 1:00

We have lodged an appeal against Japanese government censorship, calling on the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) to release uncensored documentation of whale meat sales.Previously we obtained these documents through a 2008 Freedom of Information...

Whaling on trial

Feature story | 8 March, 2010 at 1:00

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...

Unjust sentence for Tokyo Two

Feature story | 6 September, 2010 at 11:54

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. However, despite the harsh punishment the two anti-whaling...

GUILTY! Japan's justice system "breached human rights of Greenpeace anti-whaling...

Feature story | 8 February, 2010 at 1:00

When two of our activists were detained after exposing major corruption in the Japanese whaling industry -- we knew the Japanese authorities breached internationally guaranteed human rights. Now, as these two activists prepare to take the stand...

Whaling on trial (part 2)

Feature story | 10 March, 2010 at 1:00

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...

Tokyo Two face jail with no case to answer

Feature story | 14 May, 2010 at 11:19

Greenpeace anti-whaling activists, Junichi Sato, and Toru Suzuki, appeared in court again today - to face whalers at the heart of Japan's corrupt whaling industry which they exposed. But despite further compelling evidence of government...

Tokyo Two trial: Prosecution struggles on opening day

Feature story | 15 February, 2010 at 1:00

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 17:35

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...

Greenpeace Anti-whaling Activists Face Jail Despite Having No Case to Answer

Press release | 14 May, 2010 at 19:12

Tokyo, Japan. Despite yet another day of compelling evidence of major corruption in the Japanese government whaling programme, Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, have been warned by their lawyers that they...

Tokyo Two - statement of concern

Publication | 5 September, 2010 at 18:28

This is a joint statement of concern by International Non-Governmental Organisations, urging the Japanese government, as well as governments around the world to ensure that Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki are not unjustly and...

The Tokyo Two: Whaling, Activism, and Human Rights

Blog entry by Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki | 2 September, 2010 7 comments

Junichi and Toru - the 'Tokyo Two' 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...

Greenpeace activists dance the tango

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dance the tango, dressed in traditional tango clothes but with a detail of typical prisoners caps, in front of the Japanese Garden in Buenos Aires in support of Greenpeace the “Tokyo Two”.

Greenpeace activists peacefully protest in

Image | 20 March, 2009 at 12:27

Greenpeace activists peacefully protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Paris, France, demanding a fair trial for Greenpeace Japan staff members Junichi Sato andToru Suzuki, known as the “Tokyo Two,” who were both arrested and jailed for...

Vigil for the "Tokyo Two"

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 14:03

Greenpeace activists hold a vigil outside the Japanese Embassy to ask for Truth and Justice for Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, the 'Tokyo Two'.

"Tokyo Two" protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Manila

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 13:58

As part of simultaneous events, activists from Greenpeace picketed peacefully in front of the Japanese embassy in Manila, Thursday, March 19, 2009.

"Tokyo Two" protests in front of the Japanese Embassy in Vienna

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 13:40

Greenpeace protests in front of the Japanese embassy to release the two activists Junichi and Toru who had exposed a whale-meat scandal.

Activists on route to the Japanese Ambassador to New Zealand

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 13:26

Greenpeace activists on route to call on the Japanese Ambassador to New Zealand to ensure there is no cover up in the trial of the Tokyo Two. They demonstrated outside the Japanese Embassy, in Wellington, displaying poster-size copies of five...

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