FILE - In this Friday, March 25, 2011 file photo, Japan's whaling ship Nisshin Maru leaves a port in Tokyo, for the water off Miyagi Prefecture. The battle over Japan’s controversial whaling program... more 
FILE - In this Friday, March 25, 2011 file photo, Japan's whaling ship Nisshin Maru leaves a port in Tokyo, for the water off Miyagi Prefecture. The battle over Japan’s controversial whaling program is moving from the high seas to the United Nations’ highest court. Australia opens its case Wednesday June 26, 2013 at the International Court of Justice, arguing that Japan’s annual hunt in the icy waters around Antarctica is an illegal commercial activity outlawed since 1986 by an International Whaling Commission moratorium. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inuye, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Itsuo Inuye, File
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