Japan’s Whale Hunt
Japan’s whaling fleet returned home in April 2010 from the Antarctic after conducting their annual whale hunt.
It was a difficult season, involving months of high-seas clashes with anti-whaling activists. While many argue that whaling is a tradition, the Japanese government’s research whaling has been long criticized as commercial whaling in disguise.
The news special looks at Japan’s controversial whaling program as the nation vows to continue the hunt.