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INTERVIEW | Hiroko Shimizu: Managed Well, Whales Will Sustain Us Over the Long Haul

INTERVIEW | Hirohiko Shimizu: Japan’s Whale Research is Misunderstood, in Fact a Force for Good

Beyond Murakami: Norway and Japan’s Shared Tradition of Whaling and Whale Cuisine

INTERVIEW | Fishmonger Asana Mori: ‘Whale is Delicious so First, Give it a Try’

INTERVIEW | Fishmonger Asana Mori Shares Her Love of Whale and Fish Through YouTube

Displays highlight both whale biology and Japanese whaling culture

Oshika Whale Land: Tribute to Whales and Whaling, Rebuilt after the Tsunami

Killer whale show at Kamogawa Sea World, 2018

Kamogawa Sea World at 50: Building on the past, a new commitment to animal welfare

Truck adorned with messages protesting the dolphin hunts

Storms and Protests During the First Month of Taiji’s Dolphin Hunts, Minus the Foreigners

Tablet showing Meiji era whaling

History of Japanese Whaling: Transition to a Modern Whaling Nation

It is not whaling that is threatening the handful of whale species that are endangered at present, such as the vaquita in the Gulf of California and the large North Atlantic right whale. Rather, bycatch of other fisheries, ship strikes, and development in the seas they inhabit are what threatens them ... Science is meant to be utilized to solve real-life problems, not fantasies.
— Hajime Ishikawa, Shimonoseki Academy of Marine Science, Former Cruise Leader of Antarctic Whaling Fleet [Read More]

Collections of articles about topics of note

Whaling in Focus

A new chapter for Japanese Whaling

After decades of deadlock in the International Whaling Commission, in 2019 Japan began commercial whaling for the first time in over 30 years...

Researchers' View

Scholars on Whaling

Largely unheard in the English-speaking world, prominent scientists, scholars, and writers give their opinions about the global whaling controversy...

‘Behind THE COVE’ Opens Discussion on Science and Politics of Whaling

The movie Behind ‘THE COVE’ presents the audience with facts about how the Japanese have lived alongside whales since the ancient times as well as the historical context of the whaling culture.

Taiji and the Liberal Dolphin Party

Behind the clump of panicked dolphins, a row of Japanese fishing boats and skiffs appeared, the low thump of their engines rolling in on the sea breeze.

Dancing With the Evil Fishermen of Taiji

The town I was supposed to cover was called Taiji. It was the subject of a documentary called The Cove, which was up for an Academy Award. My bosses wanted someone to be there in case it won, to get the town’s side of the story.

[Mythbusters] White Makes Right When It Comes to Whaling

[Mythbusters] White Makes Right When It Comes to Whaling

Again, there was no mention of Iceland and Norway, even though whaling in their exclusive economic zone is precisely what Japan has said it will do.

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