Relatives bid farewell to crew members aboard the Yushin Maru which leaves the port of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan, Saturday, June 11, 2011. Three Japanese whaling vessels left ... more 
Relatives bid farewell to crew members aboard the Yushin Maru which leaves the port of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan, Saturday, June 11, 2011. Three Japanese whaling vessels left Shimonoseki and Habu in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Saturday to conduct scientific research in the northwest Pacific Ocean through late August, Kyodo News said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kyodo News
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 4:34 AM EDT