Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

French papers pay tribute to Christophe de Margerie

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Pistorius and the lone walk to prison

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Armed clowns terrify the north of France

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Stability still a struggle ahead of 2015 elections

Read more

DEBATE

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Provocative sculpture "unplugged"

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

'Flying coffins' in Ivory Coast and a rich Maltese couple rescuing migrants

Read more

FOCUS

London now the world's most expensive city

Read more

Asia-pacific

Japan regrets 'unfortunate' Australian legal threat to whaling programme

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

COMMENT(S)