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Japan imports tonnes of whale meat from Iceland, Greenpeace says

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Environmentalists on Friday lashed out after Japan imported 2,000 tonnes of frozen whale meat from Iceland, in what they say is continued defiance of world opinion over the hunting of the mammals. 

A worker inspects the meat of a fin whale, caught off Hvalfjsrour, north of Reykjavik, on the western coast of Iceland, on June 19, 2009

Packages containing meat from fin whales were unloaded Thursday from a vessel that had travelled from Iceland to Osaka, western Japan, said Junichi Sato of Greenpeace Japan.

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