Japanese hunters killed at least two whales in the first commercial whale hunt in more than 30 years.
Japan stopped commercial whaling in 1988 after the International Whaling Commission, or IWC, banned the killing of whales. However, last December, Japan said it would leave the IWC on June 30.
Japan has long disputed the idea that whales are endangered.
Even with the ban in place, for years Japan continued to hunt whales for what it said was scientific research. However...