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Japan holds whale meat auction after hunt resumption
Japan holds whale meat auction after hunt resumption

New Delhi, July 5 (TIWN): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday proposed to issue Aadhaar cards to non-resident Indians holding Indian passport on their arrival in the country.

A whaling fleet left Kushiro on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Monday to hunt in coastal waters and took two minke whales later the same day, reports Kyodo News Agency.

On Thursday, a separate fleet caught a Bryde's whale offshore after departing Monday from the port of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan, its operator said.

Approximately 66 kg of meat from one of the two whales was then brought to Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, for an auction because a vessel from the town was among the fleet.

Auctions were also held in the Aomori and Miyagi, with certain cuts of the whale snatching up to 15,000 yen ($139) per kg at an event in Sendai.

Approximately 130 kg of meat was auctioned off at about 4,500 ($42) to 7,000 yen ($65) per kg to numerous fishmongers and restaurants in Ishinomaki, Miyagi

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