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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-02-21

Japan has said Australia's threat to take the country to an international court over its continued whaling programme is "unfortunate".

AFP - Australia's threat to take Tokyo to court over its controversial whaling programme was "unfortunate" but would not hurt ties between the major trading partners, Japan's foreign minister said Sunday.
  
"It's very unfortunate the Australian side has indicated it will take action in an international court," Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada told reporters.
  
"Should action become a reality Japan will seek to represent its case with the IWC (International Whaling Commission) that its activities are legal."
  
He added that the issue should not affect relations between the two countries.

Date created : 2010-02-21

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