American researcher aims to give Taiji a balanced image

National Jan 20, 2015

American researcher aims to give Taiji a balanced image

by Kanae Ayukawa

An American researcher studying the centuries-old whaling culture of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, is using the Internet to give people overseas a more nuanced picture of the coastal town, which gained international notoriety through a documentary about its dolphin hunting practices. Jay Alabaster, 39, visited Taiji ...

Japan bucks trend: Captive dolphin biz big

National Jul 26, 2013

Japan bucks trend: Captive dolphin biz big

by Rob Gilhooly

Despite an international trend taking the opposite tack, the number of aquariums in Japan is growing and sales of dolphins continue to flourish, results of an independent study have revealed. Animal welfare groups Elsa Nature Conservancy and Help Animals have collated data from official documents, ...