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Date : April 10, 2014

Notice (Press Briefing): Future of the Whaling Issue (April 10, 2014)

post date : 2014.04.04

Future of the Whaling Issue


Briefer: Dr. Masayuki Komatsu, Visiting Principal Researcher, ICSEAD 


On March 31, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japanese research whaling in the Southern Ocean was not in conformity of international treaties, and ordered it to be stopped.  Japan intends to abide by the decision, but how the issue of whaling will continue to develop is now a matter of significant speculation. 


FPCJ has invited Dr. Masayuki Komatsu, visiting principal researcher at the International Center for the Study of East Asian Development, who handled whaling negotiations while working at the Fisheries Agency and gained a reputation as a tough negotiator in international meetings.

Don’t miss this chance!


Date: April 10 (Thu), 2014, 14:00-15:30


Place: Foreign Press Center/Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)


Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)


Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).


*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

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