Japan to resume commercial whaling in 2019

Japan has announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) next year, and will resume commercial hunting in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone from July.

Why Japan wants to restart commercial whaling

Days of debate over the future of whaling will come to a head Friday when members of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) vote on a Japanese proposal which could lead to the resumption of commercial whaling.