TOKYO, June 9 (UPI) --
Despite a whaling ban
imposed months earlier by the International Court of Justice, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
has said Japan plans to resume
its whale hunt in the Antarctic.
"I want to aim for the resumption of commercial whaling by conducting whaling research."
The ICJ ruled on March 31 that Japan's annual whale hunt -- conducted under the auspices of a scientific research program -- did not conform to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, and ordered Japan to stop the program.
It is unclear how Japan intends to bypass the ban.
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