From the News Limited network:
With menacing actions and words, Japan yesterday defied world anger over its whale killing.
A Jap harpooner allegedly rammed Greenpeace activists in the Antarctic, and the country’s whaling industry lashed out at opposition to its bloody trade.
In a rare public statement, Japan Whaling Association president Keiichi Nakajima declared that killing the giant mammals was the only effective way to study them.
Mr Nakajima also called on countries like Australia to tolerate the culls out of respect for ‘cultural diversity’.
‘There are enough whales for both those who want to eat them and those who want to watch them,’ he said.
Mr Nakajima said Australia’s problem with eating whale meat sprang from a difference between Eastern and Western thinking. ”
“Japan defies world anger with more killings”
By Josh Massoud January 09, 2006