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A JAPANESE whaling boat has annoyed the federal government by entering Australian waters in the Southern Ocean.                                                                                                                        Environment Minister Tony Burkesays the government has confirmed that a whaling support boat from Japan, the Shonan Maru No.2, has entered Australia's exclusive economic zone near Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean.
"Australia has made it clear to Japan on a number of occasions that vessels associated with its Japanese whaling program are not welcome in Australia's exclusive economic zone or territorial sea," Mr Burke said in a statement on Thursday.
The minister said the boat was a non-whaling support ship, which was part of the fleet accompanying whaling vessels.
"Our embassy in Tokyo has conveyed these sentiments directly to the Japanese government," Mr Burke said.
                                                                                                                                           

   

                       
               

                               
                          Bob Brown, mission leader of anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd, commended Australia for raising the issue with the Japanese government.
"This vessel has armed personnel aboard," Dr Brown said in a statement.
"It is an affront to Australia that it is entering our territorial waters surrounding the World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island, which is part of Tasmania."
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/japanese-whaling-boat-told-to-move-away-from-macquarie-island/story-fnd134gw-1226566393859


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Will the US again jump in to support the actions of the Japanese in waters that do not belong to them?

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futsanglung Post time: 2013-2-1 09:12
Will the US again jump in to support the actions of the Japanese in waters that do not belong to the ...

ofcourse they will not~
U.S. and Aussies are White...Japanese is Yellow~
what do u think?
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futsanglung Post time: 2013-2-1 09:12
Will the US again jump in to support the actions of the Japanese in waters that do not belong to the ...

I hope not, the Japanese can be charged for having illegal weapons, in Australian waters, and as such can be boarded

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dusty1 Post time: 2013-2-1 10:57
I hope not, the Japanese can be charged for having illegal weapons, in Australian waters, and as s ...

just as a point of interest is a harpoon an illegal weapon or do they have other things?

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slimpanda Post time: 2013-2-1 09:42
ofcourse they will not~
U.S. and Aussies are White...Japanese is Yellow~
what do u think?

Maybe you are missing the point I was trying to make, Chinese are also yellow but this did not change the way the US acts in the China Sea.
Colour usually does not change the way the US acts, they usually just do things for the way they can get most benefit for themselves. Afghans are white are they not?

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futsanglung Post time: 2013-2-1 19:28
just as a point of interest is a harpoon an illegal weapon or do they have other things?

the harpoon is very nasty, the tip is hollow and packed with a small explosive, to detonate on contact with the whale

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