A Japanese whaling ship entered into the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).“Apology by Japan is desirable” said NZ Prime Minister.

February 17, 2014
A Japanese whaling ship entered into the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).“Apology by Japan is desirable” said NZ Prime Minister.

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/news/140211/asi14021117000001-n1.htm

On February 11, Prime Minister of New Zealand John Philip Key told the local press corps that it is desirable that there be an apology from the Japanese side concerning the Japanese whale research group that entered into the EEZ in New Zealand.
Prime Minister Key emphasized that New Zealand notified the Japanese in advance that they would not be welcome to enter into the EEZ as the New Zealand government is strongly against the whale research.
When the press corps asked whether he wants to get an apology from Japan, he answered that it would be desirable, and that he would watch the situation.
The patrol boat Dai2 Shonanmaru, associated with the whale research ship, entered into the EEZ when they chased a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship.
On February 10, New Zealand's government called the Japanese ambassador to express “deep disappointment”.
The Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga replied that there was no problem with their behavior under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.(Kyodo)

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