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Japanese judo players teach Kent children how to throw

Pupils from a school in Kent have been given top tips on how to excel at Judo. Students at Hever Primary School in Edenbridge have been taking part in an international training programme with Japanese students. Tom Savvides joined one of their sessions in Tonbridge.


New charity start by appealing to save dolphins in Japan

The company behind the Brighton Sea Life Centre have launched a new marine conservation charity and started by condemning the massacre of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.

The Sea Life Marine Conservation Trust, which is headed up by Sarah Taylor, has appealed for zoos and other animal sanctuaries to withdraw any association with the dolphin drive fishery.

Sarah said, "Dolphins are herded into a cove and after some have been removed to go to captive facilities, the rest are cruelly butchered.

"We are proud to be working alongside global organisations such as the Whale and Dolphin Conservation group, to end the Taiji horror.

"This campaign very much reflects the new Trust's objectives, and is a good place for us to start."

Dolphins are being massacred in Taiji in Japan Credit: Brighton Sea Life Centre

Japan looks to Southampton for business ideas

The Council CEO, Mayor and Japanese delegation leaders Credit: Southampton City Council

Japan wants to learn from Southampton how to imitate its successful business investment.

With declining industries in Hokkaido like coal, iron, steel and papermaking, the city has been looking around the world to find the best ways of rebuilding its future.

25 delegates from Japan flew to meet with the Council on Friday 13th September to learn more about Southampton.

Councillor Simon Letts, Leader of the Council, said:

“Southampton City Council is delighted to meet with the Japanese delegation from Hokkaido. We have worked hard to develop a plan that will see the city centre undergo a major transformation with the creation of 5000 new homes, 24,000 new jobs and £3 billion worth of investment."