Ocean Oxymoron

“Japanese whale hunters have finished their latest so-called ‘scientific’ expedition off the coast of Abashiri, Hokkaido, killing 47 minke whales.
The Japanese Fisheries Agency will now analyse the age and stomach contents of the whales.” http://uk.whales.org/news/2017/07/forty-seven-minke-whales-killed-to-see-how-old-they-were

Japanese research is greatly advancing knowledge of what diet doesn’t tell us about life expectancy.

Cyber Cetacean

“A large number of Japanese websites have come under attack over the country’s continued support for the annual dolphin drive hunts in Taiji. So far nearly 40 websites have suffered from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, in which the websites are bombarded with numerous data requests, resulting in them either slowing down or going offline completely while genuine visitors are unable to reach them.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2015/11/cyber-attacks-in-japan-over-dolphin-hunts)

Never underestimate the intelligence of dolphins.


“Tokyo’s final pitch in the city’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics” will include explanation that “in seven years’ time, 2020, [radiation from Fukushima] will not be a problem at all.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/04/fukushima-radiation-deadly-new-high)

Likely not performance-enhancing anyway.