In Japan, the business of watching whales overshadows resumption of hunt

A tourist on a whale watching tour boat photographs whales in the sea near Rausu, Hokkaido, Japan, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

RAUSU, Japan (Reuters) – People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water. In Kushiro, just 160 kilometers south of Rausu, where the four dozen people laughed and cheered, boats […]

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