Japan should learn from Lamps withdrawal Japanese media for this matter: or be condemned by the whole world

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 Japan should learn from Lamps withdrawal Japanese media for this matter: or be condemned by the whole world


Reference News Network reported on December 21 that Japanese government officials disclosed on December 20 that in order to restart commercial whaling, the government basically decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which manages whale resources. The exit policy will be announced as soon as next week. The government intends to implement commercial whaling in Japans offshore waters and EEZ, and is coordinating on this issue. After World War II, Japan has almost no precedent to withdraw from international organizations, which is rare. The international community will inevitably be accused of despising the rules.

According to Kyodo News Agency on December 20, at the IWC conference held in Brazil in September, the proposal to restart commercial whaling was rejected, and Japan judged it necessary to open up the situation by withdrawing. Japans proposal to restart commercial whaling in some resource-rich whales was opposed by anti-whaling countries.

Reported that if the future stays in IWC, the hope of restarting commercial whaling is extremely slim, so the Japanese government mentioned the possibility of withdrawal, and to achieve next years withdrawal notice deadline of January 1, is now approaching.

The Treaty establishing the IWC stipulates that if the decision of withdrawal is notified to the IWC, it will enter into force on 30 June of the following year in principle.

Reported that Japan at the 2007 IWC conference also said it might withdraw because it was not allowed to resume commercial whaling. But Japan stayed behind in the compromise fumbled around the United States.

IWC decided to suspend commercial whaling in 1982. Japan stopped commercial whaling in 1988 and continued scientific whaling in Antarctic waters and the Northwest Pacific in order to collect scientific data to restart commercial whaling.

Japans decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was also reported by Kyodo News Agency (Kyodo News Agency) on December 20. In an interview with Dahlen, CEO of Australian Marine Conservation Association, the leading anti-whaling Australian non-profit organization, on December 20, he criticized that if Japan seriously considers the issue of whales, it should not turn its back on IWC.

He pointed out that Japans policy was a very significant decision and said: If Japan withdraws from whale protection and management institutions on a global scale, it will also constitute a very dangerous precedent for other international treaties and agreements.

He also mentioned that whales are facing many dangers, such as climate change and marine plastic pollution. He believed that the need for conservation is increasing. He demanded that even if Japan withdraws from IWC, it should stop whaling in Antarctic waters.

Sloten, a professor at the University of Otago in New Zealand, a member of the environmental protection group of the anti-whaling nation New Zealand, believes that withdrawing from the IWC is a misjudgement of politicians and diplomats and predicts that this will undermine Japans international evaluation. This could lead to the withdrawal of other whaling nations, such as Norway, she added.

In addition, Kyodo News Agency reported on December 20 that Japan had basically decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Japan believes that it is hopeless to resume commercial whaling even if negotiations continue within the country, so it has taken tough measures, but this will surely be condemned by the international community. Japan needs to do everything possible to mitigate the negative impact of this incident, which may also affect areas other than whaling.

Reported that the world is looking at Japans whaling policy harshly. Scientific whaling in Antarctic waters was called off by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2014 and was once cancelled. In October this year, the Standing Committee of the Washington Convention judged that it was a commercial violation of the Convention for Japan to bring into the country the meat of Cypress whales caught in scientific whaling in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Under such circumstances, even if Japan emphasizes the legitimacy of withdrawing from the IWC, it will be difficult to dispel the impression that it despises the international framework. In Japans push for multilateral negotiations on the construction of free trade zones and fisheries-related negotiations outside whaling, it is essential to conceive plans to avoid condemnation. International condemnation of President Trumps announcement of withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been launched. If Japan fails strategically, it is expected to be criticized for imitating American First Doctrine. Reported that the current Japanese whale meat consumption is in a downturn, and consumers are not paying attention to it. It is also unpredictable whether a certain amount of demand can be exploited and used as a project to ensure profitability. To restart risky whaling, the government needs to gain the understanding of the Japanese people. Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Su Hong-hung_NBJ9980

Reported that the world is looking at Japans whaling policy harshly. Scientific whaling in Antarctic waters was called off by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2014 and was once cancelled. In October this year, the Standing Committee of the Washington Convention judged that it was a commercial violation of the Convention for Japan to bring into the country the meat of Cypress whales caught in scientific whaling in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.

Under such circumstances, even if Japan emphasizes the legitimacy of withdrawing from the IWC, it will be difficult to dispel the impression that it despises the international framework. In Japans push for multilateral negotiations on the construction of free trade zones and fisheries-related negotiations outside whaling, it is essential to conceive plans to avoid condemnation.

International condemnation of President Trumps announcement of withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been launched. If Japan fails strategically, it is expected to be criticized for imitating American First Doctrine.

Reported that the current Japanese whale meat consumption is in a downturn, and consumers are not paying attention to it. It is also unpredictable whether a certain amount of demand can be exploited and used as a project to ensure profitability. To restart risky whaling, the government needs to gain the understanding of the Japanese people.