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Japan to propose restart of commercial whaling at IWC meeting

Tokyo will cite evidence that populations of some species have recovered

A humpback whale breaches off the coast near Sydney, Australia.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is set to propose resuming commercial whaling at a general meeting of the International Whaling Commission in September, with the condition that the hunt is limited to species with large enough populations, Nikkei has learned.

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