Japan organisingpro-whaling rally

Japan's fisheries agency said the country is planning to host a rally for pro-whaling nations to build support for lifting a decades-old ban on commercial whale hunts.

After failing to get the ban lifted at this year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission, Japan is hoping to gather about 40 pro-whaling nations for the event, which is to be held in the southern port of Shimonoseki – a traditional whaling hub – in November.

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