Tag Archives: whaling

SHALL WE TALK ABOUT WHALES AND WHALING? (10)

Lest we forget @ Albany “Of course, it is in a remote place,” said a lady at a tourist information centre, slightly frowning.  I was a little paralysed with her reaction as it was not in the context of what I said before her words. In the early November last year, I was in Albany, […]

SHALL WE TALK ABOUT WHALES AND WHALING? (9)

This article appeared in the Sunday Debate page in the Herald Sun, 15 January 2012. To read the argument from the anti-whaling side (Sea Shepherd), please go to the following link. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/commercial-whaling-in-the-southern-ocean-yes-or-no/story-fn6bn88w-1226244372581 ************************************************************* Before talking about the whaling in the Southern Ocean IT IS quite unfortunate that the current debate on whaling is somehow focusing […]

SHALL WE TALK ABOUT WHALES AND WHALING? (8)

To whale or not to whale … THAT should be the question I was simply amazed when I read a small online Japanese article about a week ago.  It was reporting the departure of three whaling ships from Shimonoseki, former whaling town in the western Japan, heading for the Antarctic.  I was amazed not that […]

SHALL WE TALK ABOUT WHALES AND WHALING? (7)

Is this just a “small” careless mistake? Or…? On Monday, ABC News online released a report titled “Japan whaling forum warned against sympathy vote.”   http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/07/11/3266160.htm?section=world Ah, yes.  It’s that time of the year … yet again.  The annual four day meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has started in Jersey, UK.   The […]

Shall we talk about whales and whaling? (5)

Whales and geisha girls   Whether or not whaling and eating whale meat is a genuine part of Japanese culture is one of the hottest points of debate between a pro-whaling camp and an anti-whaling camp.  The former claims that whaling and whale-eating culture has existed in Japan since the ancient time and is, therefore, […]

Shall we talk about whales and whaling? (4)

Japan March 11th 2011: For the record   In the evening of 22 March, I boarded Qantas flight 22 bound for Sydney via Hong Kong from Narita International Airport.  It was a familiar flight for me which was usually a direct flight between Tokyo and Sydney.  However, the flight route of the QF22 had been […]