Whaling in Focus
After decades of deadlock in the International Whaling Commission, in 2019 Japan began commercial whaling for the first time in over 30 years...
Largely unheard in the English-speaking world, prominent scientists, scholars, and writers give their opinions about the global whaling controversy...
Whale Research Drone ‘Asuka’ Debuts at Japan Drone Exhibition
The use of the Asuka drone allows researchers to identify whales even in the midst of ice floes, where research vessels are unable to go.
Audience Choice: New Accolades for Bon Ishikawa’s Indigenous Whaling Film ‘Lamafa’
Lamafa, an independent documentary about traditional life in a distant Indonesian whaling village, has continued to
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.
In Chiba Prefecture’s Minamiboso, Fighting to Save Coastal Whaling Traditions
There was a time when whale meat was so common in Japan that we almost expected it to be a part of every meal. But this changed from the late 1980s, when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) placed a moratorium on commercial whaling. Since then the overall whale market has