Japanese Resume Commercial Whaling

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Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that's seen as a largely lost cause.

Whaling boats embarked on Monday on their first commercial hunts since 1988, when Japan switched to so-called research whaling, but will stay within the country's exclusive economic waters.

Japan's six-month notice to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission took effect on Sunday.

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Humpback whale breaching above the water.

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