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Japan immediately challenged a compromise on the whaling ban offered today by the International Whaling Commission.
Although the plan would legalise commercial whaling for the first time in 25 years, it would impose a 200 whales-per-year limit on the Land of the Rising Sun.
Japan would rather continue killing 900 yearly, using the scientific research loophole.
Said Fisheries Minister Hirotaka Akamatsu: “Regarding the total catch allowed, it is different from Japan’s position. We want to continue negotiating with patience.”
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