TOKYO - Japan will not conduct whaling operations in the Antarctic Ocean this year in the wake of a UN court ruling, the Japanese government said on Wednesday.
Japan decided not to send a whaling fleet to the Southern Ocean later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague said Monday that Japan must end its "research whaling" programme.
Australia had brought the case to the ICJ in 2010, alleging that Japan was breaching international law by killing hundreds of whales every year for commercial purposes.
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