Supporters question the international community’s false benevolence
Sakai, a 66-year-old taxi driver in Kushiro City, said that if there is more whale meat on the market, she believes she will eat more. She pointed out that whale meat is part of the Japanese food culture and questioned the international community against whale meat, why not care about other animals on the land that have been slaughtered into human food.
The food industry is excited, I hope to stimulate business.
The Japanese food industry is full of expectations for restarting commercial whaling, and believes that it can greatly increase the amount of business. In Shinjuku, a 50-year-old pub in the old-fashioned pub, “樽一", celebrated and launched a new dish made with whale meat. After an American tourist who first visited the whale meat, it was very delicious.
Whale meat is the main source of protein for the Japanese after World War II. In 1962, the consumption was as high as 223,000 tons. However, a survey conducted by the Japan Whaling Association in 2017 showed that although 64% of respondents aged 13 to 50 had tasted whale meat, most of them had not eaten in the last 5 years, reflecting that the tradition of eating whale meat has gradually disappeared.