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2014-06-09 Japan signals resumption of whaling Tokyo
C. 2013-09-05 S Korea in Fukushima fisheries ban South Korea
D. 2011-11-18 New radiation scare for rice in Japan Northern Japan
E. 2011-07-19 Japan bans beef shipment from Fukushima Fukushima, Japan
F. 2011-07-12 Japan 'to continue' Antarctic whaling Antarctica
G. 2011-07-12 Radioactive meat circulating on market Fukushima, Japan
H. 2011-04-12 Japan PM seeks to calm food fears Fukushima, Japan
I. 2011-03-22 Japan sets new nuclear food ban Northern Japan

Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam drinks group in $16bn deal Map of Deerfield Illinois Illinois  Illinois: Japanese family-owned drinks firm Suntory is to buy the US beverage group Beam Inc, the company behind the Jim Bean bourbon brand   S Korea in Fukushima fisheries ban   South Korea: South Korea has banned all fisheries imports from 8 Japanese prefectures, amid concern over leaks of radioactive water from the crippled nuclear plant   New radiation scare for rice in Japan  Northern Japan: Authorities have halted the shipment of rice from some farms northwest of the nuclear plant after finding higher-than-allowed levels of cesium   Japan bans beef shipment from Fukushima Map of Fukushima Japan  Japan is banning all shipments of cattle raised in the prefecture amid fears that the meat may have been contaminated from radiation Japan 'to continue' Antarctic whaling   Antarctica: Japan intends to send its whaling fleet back to the Antarctic this year; at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting   Radioactive meat circulating on market   Cesium contaminated meat from six Fukushima cows was delivered to Japanese markets and probably ingested Japan PM seeks to calm food fears   Naoto Kan says produce from the region around the Fukushima plant is safe to eat despite radiation leaks Japan sets new nuclear food ban  Northern Japan: Japan has announced new restrictions on food from areas affected by radiation leaks from its stricken nuclear plant Food products limited from nuclear area Map of Fukushima Japan
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  Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan will step up efforts to resume its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic

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  Northern Japan: Japan slapped restrictions on some food produced in two provinces around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

   Antarctica: Japan has stopped its annual Antarctic whale hunt before the end of the season; harassment by US activists had made it impossible

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Sep.26 Japan recalls sweets in melamine scandal  A Japanese food corporation has recalled 5 products after determining they contained the chemical melamine Jul.7 US and EU urged to cut biofuels  Northern Japan: World Bank President R. Zoellick has called for reform of biofuel policies in rich countries, urging them to grow more food to feed the hung... May.21 Japan to probe whale meat 'theft'   Tokyo: Officials in Tokyo are to investigate claims that shipping crews stole a tonne of meat from whale hunt

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Dec.21 Humpback whale hunt halted
  Japan has 'temporarily halted' its much-criticized plan for a humpback whale hunt in the seas near Antarctica
Nov.17 Japanese whalers hunt humpbacks   A whaling fleet has set sail aiming to harpoon humpback whales for the first time in decades Feb.12 Japan in commercial whaling push
  Pro-whaling countries are meeting to plot a path towards lifting the moratorium on commercial whaling
Jan.21 Tuna conservation talks in Japan  A major effort to try to reverse the decline in stocks worldwide is getting underway in Kobe

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Jul.26 Japan lifts U.S. beef imports ban  Agriculture Ministry approved a resumption of U.S. beef imports following a ban due to mad cow concerns Jun.18 Resolution passes to resume whaling
  Caribbean: A slim majority of nations voted in support of a resumption of commercial whaling. Japan gains key whaling victory

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May.19 Japan pushes to end whaling ban  Pro-whaling nations are expecting an important victory at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission

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