Japan's Whaling: The Politics of Culture in Historical Perspective

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Is Japanese whaling based on national culture and tradition? Sociologist Hiroyuki Watanabe challenges this question by examining the history of whaling in modern Japan and looking at the wide range of arguments within the country over the decades. The book provides a detailed account of anti-whaling disturbances organized by fishermen in the early 20th century, presents successful attempts to designate whales as protected species in pre-war years, and shows regional differences in whale-meat eating practices. Through a ...

Japan's Whaling: The Politics of Culture in Historical Perspective 2009, Trans Pacific Press

ISBN-13: 9781876843755

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Japan's Whaling: The Politics of Culture in Historical Perspective 2009, Trans Pacific Press

ISBN-13: 9781876843694

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