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Même en se retirant (s'il le décidait) de la Commission Baleinière Internationale, le Japon risque de rencontrer d'énormes difficultés pour reprendre une chasse commerciale. Asahi Shimbun, hier. Tetsushi Yamamura.
Japan is once again threatening to pull out of the International Whaling Commission, following the rejection of its proposal to resume commercial whaling on Sept. 14.
However, experts urged caution about withdrawing because it would not guarantee that Japan could resume its commercial whale hunts.
Under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, whale populations are to be managed through an international organization.
Japan is conducting its research whaling under the framework of the IWC. If Japan decided to leave the IWC, it would have to create a new international structure involving neighboring nations that would manage the whaling.
"Even if Japan left the IWC, there is a very high risk that it would not be able to establish a new framework to work in place of the IWC," said Ayako Okubo, an associate professor at Tokai University's Department of Maritime Civilizations. "The government should squarely confront the reality that the circumstances surrounding Japan's whaling have become very severe and think about what policy should be pursued."