The Japanese Whaling Fleet's Nisshin Maru Ship Sits in Tokyo

The Japanese Whaling Fleet's Nisshin Maru Ship Sits in Tokyo

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The Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship the Nisshin Maru sits in a port in Tokyo. Japan has been the most active of the traditional whaling nations to use the scientific research provision of the international treaty on whaling to continue killing the animals and keeping alive a market for their meat.