Way to go, Japan!

1 Apr

Japan recently was ordered by the ICJ to stop whaling. The whole issue is considerably more complicated that that one sentence summary, but the minute detail that I am thrilled by is Japan’s decision to respect  the court’s ruling:

Japan said it would respect the ruling despite “deep disappointment” with the landmark decision.

“As a state that respects the rule of law … and as a responsible member of the global community, Japan will abide by the decision of the court,” Japan’s chief negotiator Koji Tsuruoka said…

After seeing so much flaunting of international law from other states, this respect for it by Japan (despite disagreement on the issue itself) makes me admire the county even more.

whaling decision

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