Summary by Pat Darnell | Dec 9, 2011 | Bryan TX
2.28 Billion Yen goes to whaling this year. The whale hunt is a money losing event, because Japanese don't eat whale meat. It is kept alive due to "vested interests."
The Article compares re-construction costs for the disasters, earthquake then tsunami, with costs of whaling this year. Japan approved 12.1 trillion Yen for ravaged areas in the North and East Japan.
Japanese now in their 50's and 60's claim they used to eat whale meat school lunches.
"It is a problem of government and bureaucratic pride," says Tetsu Sato, professor of ecology at Nagano University.
ANALYSIS: Why is Japan so adamant about whaling? - Monsters and Critics:
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