Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Oct 22, 2016

Taiji's dolphin hunters have a new voice

by Philip Brasor

It's not often a documentary is made in response to another documentary, but this year two movies have addressed the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," which was about the capture and killing of wild dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. First-time filmmaker Keiko Yagi's "Behind ...

Japan's unofficial rebuttal to 'The Cove'

Film / Reviews Feb 10, 2016

Japan's unofficial rebuttal to 'The Cove'

by James Hadfield

For the past few weeks I've been having flashbacks of a video that a vegan acquaintance posted on Facebook. Shot on a hidden camera, it depicted hundreds of fluffy male chicks getting conveyed into an industrial grinder, their punishment for being deemed surplus to ...

Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

National / History | JAPAN TIMES GONE BY Oct 31, 2015

Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

by Edan Corkill

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 11 1915 'Divine' Coronation for Emperor Yoshihito The Coronation of His Majesty the Emperor Yoshihito, the 123rd Emperor in an unbroken line of illustrious sovereigns, was held today in the ancient Imperial Palace in Kyoto with impressive simplicity befitting the solemn occasion. The ...

Threatening letter sent to museum demands halt to dolphin hunt

National Oct 22, 2015

Threatening letter sent to museum demands halt to dolphin hunt

A threatening letter has been sent to a whale museum in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, demanding that local fishermen halt controversial drive hunts of dolphins, police said Thursday. The letter, handwritten in Japanese, said, "Stop drive hunts of dolphins now!" and "I cannot contain (my anger) ...

Taiji Whale Museum quits aquarium body over dolphin hunt ban

National Sep 8, 2015

Taiji Whale Museum quits aquarium body over dolphin hunt ban

The whale museum in the town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, has withdrawn from the national aquarium industry body in protest at its ban on accepting dolphins captured in drive hunts, museum officials said Tuesday. The Taiji Whale Museum, which keeps around 40 live dolphins and ...