There are various anti-whaling countries that protest against the scientific approach of the Japanese for whaling.
It is an organized business in Japan.
The whaling programs are actually scientific and legal.
It cannot be termed as illegal whaling.
It might not be in conformity with the worldwide view on whaling.
More than 650 whales are killed every year in the name of scientific whaling.
The country has been ruthlessly criticized worldwide and WWF believes that it is only a commercial gimmick behind the name of scientific whaling.