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The proposal is an attempted compromise between pro-whaling nations and opponents.
The country has proposed cutting its catch quota of minke whales to 440 from the current 935.
Whale meat from Japan's scientific whaling program is becoming part of an illegal international trade.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd threatened legal action against the purported scientific whaling research.
The country's environment minister believes financial incentives are key to countering global warming.
The new satellite will boost Japan's ability to gather intelligence, mainly on North Korea.
Let's judge him on his bad policy, not a simple act of diplomacy.
The president is scheduled to make stops in Japan, China, Singapore, and South Korea.
Fund manager Neil Hennessy talks about why he's confident in the Japanese market.