What Do Japanese People Think About Japan’s Return to Commercial Whaling?
In January and July of this year, several news outlets ran reports of Japan dropping out of the whale conservationist organization IWC (International Whaling Commission) and resuming its commercial whaling industry. This change in stance sparked a tirade of criticism from environmental conservation groups abroad. But rather than helping the cause, it may have made things worse as some have dismissed these claims as a form of cultural imperialism.The issue of whaling in Japan has been fraught with controversy for years, even when Japan was a member of the IWC. Much of the friction arose due to ...
구시로, 밍크고래 포획 개시
홋카이도 구시로 앞바다 2일, 일본의 IWC 탈퇴에 따라 연안 포경 업자가 밍크고래 포획 개시
Japan withdraws from IWC to resume commercial whale hunting
Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission on Sunday after more than 60 years of membership, as it plans to resume commercial whaling amid criticism from anti-whaling states and conservation groups.Japan exited the IWC in its first walkout from a major international organization in its postwar history after three decades of lobbying for the restart of commercial whaling.It remains unclear whether there will be any increase in demand for whale meat even if commercial hunting begins for the first time in 31 years.The decision came after Japan's latest proposal to resume commercial ...
IWC 탈퇴, 최종 조사 포경 개시
밍크고래 서식 상황 조사 포경 1일, 홋카이도 아바시리서 시작. IWC 탈퇴에 따라 7월부터 상업 포경 실시, 국내 마지막 조사 포경
태평양 연안 최후의 조사포경
북서태평양 밍크고래 조사포경 4일 개시, 하치노헤항에 7마리 인양. 日의 IWC 탈퇴로 태평양 연안에서 이루어지는 마지막 조사포경