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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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

"Tokyo Two" picket at the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 13:22

Greenpeace activists peacefully picket at the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok demanding a fair trial for Greenpeace Japan staff members Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the “Tokyo Two”.

A call for justice at the Japanese Embassy, Mexico City

Image | 23 February, 2009 at 1:00

A colourfully painted call for justice outside the Japanese Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico.

Outside the Japanese embassy in The Hague, Netherlands

Image | 23 February, 2009 at 12:30

Lady justice appeared holding a harpoon and scales outside the Japanese embassy in The Hague, Netherlands.

"Tokyo Two" Protest in Denmark

Image | 16 February, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers and employees demand a just trial for the two Greenpeace activists arrested in Japan, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki. The two are being prosecuted, and risk up to ten years in jail if convicted, after they exposed a major...

Whale Trial - Behind the Scenes: High 5

Image | 6 June, 2010 at 17:43

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki – dubbed the 'Tokyo Two' – are about to give evidence for their tria. Team spirit is high after an early morning meeting. So far, the case has been going well, with detailed accounts of embezzlement and corruption in...

Junichi Sato

Image | 8 May, 2009 at 19:09

Junichi Sato, campaigns director of Greenpeace Japan.

Toru Suzuki

Image | 8 May, 2009 at 2:00

Toru Suzuki, actions coordinator of Greenpeace Japan.

Vigil outside the Japanese Embassy

Image | 20 March, 2009 at 12:44

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

A delegation from Greenpeace asks for uncensored documents

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 13:19

A delegation from Greenpeace today lodged a formal appeal with the Fisheries Agency of Japan requesting the release of uncensored documents relating to the sale of whale meat by the Institute of Cetacean Research, in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday 19th...

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki

Image | 8 March, 2010 at 13:34

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the 'Tokyo Two' are on trial in Japan having exposed corruption at the heart of the whaling industry.

Whaling on Trial

Image | 4 February, 2010 at 17:11

Whaling on Trial.Japan's whale meat scandal and the trial of the Tokyo Two. Greenpeace International, January 2010.

Oceans Action against Whaling in Tokyo

Image | 10 November, 2009 at 17:15

Activists wearing “Tax” hats unveiled the whale with supporting banners reading: "Amakudai", "waste of tax", "useless public interest corporation”.

Oceans Action against Whaling in Tokyo

Image | 10 November, 2009 at 17:11

Greenpeace activists wearing Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and US President Barack Obama masks unveil a three-metre whale outside the Japanese Diet while displaying bannersreading: “Yes, We can.” “Stop Research Whaling”. Greenpeace is urging the...

Yes, we can!

Image | 10 November, 2009 at 16:34

Greenpeace activists unveiled a large whale sculpture outside the Japanese Diet, to remind both heads of state to uphold their respective election promises to end corruption and waste, as well as so-called “scientific” whaling.

Activists in support of the "Tokyo Two"

Image | 19 March, 2009 at 1:00

Activists stand in support of Junichi and Toru at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., March 19, 2009. The Greenpeace anti-whaling activists face trial charged with theft after exposing the scandalous blackmarket sale of whale meat from...

Outside the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, China

Image | 13 February, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists locked in handcuffs with a picture of a whale, protested outside the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, China. The protesters expressed concerns over the illegal whaling by the Japanese in the Southern Ocean.

"Tokyo Two" Action in Greece

Image | 17 February, 2009 at 1:00

A Greenpeace volunteer places messages next to a sign reading "Justice for whales, justice for Greenpeace" in a protest to demand a just trial for the two Greenpeace activists arrested in Japan, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

Junichi Sato, Toru Suzuki and their lead counsel, Yuichi Kaido

Image | 13 February, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace staff Junichi Sato (seated left), Toru Suzuki (seated right), and their lead counsel, Yuichi Kaido (seated centre) face reporters at a press briefing following their first pre-trial arrangement hearing at Aomori District Court.

Whale Trial - Behind the Scenes

Image gallery | 8 July, 2010

Tokyo two vigil Washington

Image | 27 August, 2010 at 13:16

27 August - USA. Activists hold a vigil for Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki at the Japanese Embassy in Washington. The Japanese anti-whaling activists are facing prison for exposing evidence of black market trade of whale meat from the Japanese...

Tokyo Two Trial Verdict in Aomori

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 10:00

06 September 2010 - Japan. Greenpeace Japan activists Toru Suzuki and Junichi Sato depart Aomori Court after receiving a 1 year sentence suspended for 3 years, in their trial for trespass and theft of a box of whale meat. The banners held by...

Belgium activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Protest outside the Japanese embassy in Brussels after the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

Sweden activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Protest outside the Japanese embassy in Stockholm after the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

India activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Protest outside the Japanese embassy in New Delhi after the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

South Africa activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Yoshimi Yanai, Second Secretary at the Japanese Embassy speaks to Greenpeace activists taking part in a protest outside the Embassy in Pretoria after the news that Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were given one year sentences, suspended for three...

Argentina activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Greenpeace activists protest in whale costumes in front of "Japan´s Gardens" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to claim justice for the whales and for the Tokyo Two, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

Mexico activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Protest outside the Japanese embassy in Mexico City after the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

France activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Protest outside the Japanese embassy in Paris after the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

Denmark activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Protest outside the Japanese embassy in Copenhagen after the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

Norway activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 20:03

Protest outside the Japanese embassy in Oslo after the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

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