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Japan reluctantly reviewing whaling obligations

Japan reluctantly reviewing whaling obligations

Updated 2 April 2014, 14:42 AEDT

Japan is reviewing its whaling obligations after the International Court of Justice yesterday ordered Japan to stop hunting whales in the Southern Ocean.

Australia won its legal challenge to stop the cull of whales in Antarctica after Japan claimed it was scientific whaling and not commerical activity.

Tokyo says its deepy disappointed by the decision.

Presenter: Richard Ewart & Linda Lopresti

Speaker: Noriyuki Shikata, Foreign Ministry, Japan; Astushi Ishii, associate professor of international relations, science and technology, Tohoku University, Japan

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