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Nice to know the LDP has such respect for the International Whaling Commission. Does Japan only heed international commissions when it is convenient or in some way benefits Japan? So much for Japan’s being internationally minded.

LDP General Council head Toshihiro Nikai [who reportedly proposed introducing whale meat dishes as a gesture to promote Japan’s culinary culture] would feel like the perfect prat if the world boycotted Japanese goods in protest of Japan’s continued defiance of the IWC’s ban on commercial whaling!

Whale meat has never been essential to the Japanese diet. Most Japanese were vegetarians before the modern era.

robert mckinney
otaru, hokkaido

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