Japan unveils plans to resume Southern Ocean whaling

Dead minke whales lie on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean.

A Japanese official says opposition to Japan's whaling program is a kind of "eco-imperialism" where one value system is imposed on another with opposition based on emotion rather than scientific fact.

A Japanese official says opposition to Japan's whaling program is a kind of "eco-imperialism" where one value system is imposed on another with opposition based on emotion rather than scientific fact.

The comments come after Japan unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean in 2015 despite an international court ruling that previous hunts were illegal.

Peggy Giakoumelos reports.

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Source World News Australia

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