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Asia Insight

Why Japan risked condemnation to restart commercial whaling

The industry is tiny, but for Tokyo, it is part of a much bigger picture

AKANE OKUTSU, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TAIJI, Japan -- Fishermen in the village of Taiji are counting the days until July, when they will be able to hunt large, fatty minke whales commercially for the first time in decades.

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