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Japan will continue hunting whales

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Japan has said it will go ahead with its annual whale hunt.

Last year the country cut short the whaling season because of protests from anti-whaling campaigners.

Commerical whaling - hunting whales for money - has been banned for 25 years, but Japan still catches 1,000 whales a year for scientific research.

But some people say the hunt is commercial whaling in another form, and Australia is taking Japan to an international court to try to stop it.