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How did Japan’s Whalers Of The Past Feel About Their Job & The Whales They Killed?

Despite the popular opinion that Japan’s dedicated pro-whaling community comes from a background of legendary, barbaric whalers who slaughtered whales without mercy, some reports show that pre-harpoon whalers were actually…

Japan’s Classic (Misleading) Pro-Whaling Book: “You can’t tell us what to eat!”

Japan’s fishing traditions have long-been one of its most important aspects, surviving hundreds of years mostly on fish as well as obscure seafood such as sea urchins, squids and eels…

Japan on the whale path again; kills 30 minke in latest hunt

Media sources have linked Japan's recent hunting season to March's IWC ruling, but because you think Japan has broken the law, look closely.

Activists launch lawsuit against Taiji Whale Museum

Activists have sued the Taiji Whale Museum for racial discrimination.

Whaling is not a sustainable industry in Japan anymore, says study

Yesterday, February 5th, the International Fund for Animal Welfare released a report: The Economics Of Japanese Whaling: A Collapsing Industry Burdens Taxpayers, and held a press conference at the Foreign…