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RAW DEAL Kyokuyo, True World Foods and Japan’s Whale Hunts

Download the report In Japan’s history of commercial whaling, seafood company Kyokuyo Co., Ltd (Kabushiki Kaisha Kyokuyo) has been a major player. Since it began hunting whales in the late 1930s, Kyokuyo has profited from the deaths of over 130,000 great whales, including more than 10,000 whales since the international ban on commercial whaling took […]

Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”

Raw Deal

True World Foods, one of the largest suppliers of sushi meat in the United States, has entered into a partnership with leading Japanese whale meat trader, Kyokuyo, to distribute Kyokuyo’s new frozen sushi product in the United States. In its new report, “Raw Deal,” the Environmental Investigation Agency details Kyokuyo’s decades-long involvement in hunting whales […]


2007 Annual Report: Environmental investigation agency US

For almost a quarter century, EIA has pioneered the use of undercover investigations to expose environmental crime around the world. In parallel, we have developed a global intelligence and advocacy network at the highest levels of government, civil society and industry. We use this capacity, together with our campaigning and policy analysis expertise, to spur […]


We Don’t Buy It!

From the outset of their large-scale commercial hunting operations in the late 1920s until the international ban on commercial whaling in 1986, Nippon Suisan, Kyokuyo and Maruha profited from the death of nearly half a million great whales.