Updated: 04/03/2014 09:24 | By Agence France-Presse

Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt

Japan is cancelling its next Antarctic whaling hunt for the first time in more than 25 years, an official said Thursday, just days after the UN's International Court of Justice ordered an end to the controversial practice.


"We have decided to cancel research whaling for the fiscal year starting in April because of the recent ruling," a fisheries agency official told AFP.

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