So, recently the issue of Japanese whalers breaking international treaties against whaling has increased in intensity with an Australian judge banning the activity and the Japanese whalers taking protesters into custody.
Australian Judge Bans Japanese Whaling in Antarctic
Yesterday a banned the Japanese company, who has been in the news recently because of their plan to hunt whales in the Antarctic, from whaling in the Antarctic, which Australia has declared as an animal sanctuary. Now the pressure is on the Australian government to enforce this decision while the Japanese do not recognize this court ruling. This can be read about here.
Japanese Whalers Detain Activists
A Japanese whaling vessel has detained two activists for acid throwing and illegally boarding the Japanese vessel. Article about this can be found here.