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From left to right: Makoto Ito, President of Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha, Ltd; Kayo Ohmagari, Assistant Director of Institute of Cetacean Research; and R. Iwosaki, Japanese Counsel for the plaintiffs and their attorney M. Christie Helmer from Miller-Nash LLP watch the contempt proceedings against Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in Seattle, Washington on November 6, 2013.  The Japanese whalers, researchers and other Japanese seafood business leaders claim Watson and the Sea Shepherd ships disrupted their whale hunt in the Southern Ocean during the 2012-2013 whaling season violating an injunction they brought up against him issued by the court last December. (copyright Karen Ducey/