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https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/25/asia...ernational-whaling-commission-intl/index.htmlJapan 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.
It will also cease whaling activities in the Antarctic Ocean, according to an official statement released Wednesday, and hunt species with so-called "healthy" population numbers.
"In its long history, Japan has used whales not only as a source of protein but also for a variety of other purposes," the statement said. "Engagement in whaling has been supporting local communities, and thereby developed the life and culture of using whales."
The move to resume commercial whaling has sparked outrage among conservation groups
The West's ability to bully Japan is breaking down as China asserts itself and as the West continues to break down.