The crew of the Japanese whaling ship aims its water cannon at an anti-whaling activists inflatable boat
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Japan halts Antarctic whale hunt after chase by activists

Japan has suspended its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic, saying an American anti-whaling group has made the operation unsafe.

Activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have been pursuing the Japanese fleet's mother ship in a bid to disrupt the hunt.

Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo.

  • 16 Feb 2011