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International relations

Japan announces withdrawal from IWC, set to resume commercial whaling

Decision sparks outcry from Australia, New Zealand and NGOs

TOKYO -- The Japanese government officially announced on Wednesday to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, a move that drew criticism from a global community worried about depleted whale populations.

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