30 Sep '11, 4pm

Japan, devastated by tsunami & earthquake is spending even more money subsidizing its whaling fleet.

Okay, so now I have seen everything. Japan, devastated by the tsunami and earthquake, reeling after Fukushima, is going to spend even more money on subsidizing its whaling fleet . ABC is reporting that around an additional 2 billion yen will be put into the overall support (some estimates put it at the equivalent of Aus$40 million) for the loss making fleet. And the reasons reported for this. Japan does not wish to loose face in being seen to give into opposition to its whaling policy. So Japanese people will suffer, areas of Japan will be rebuilt later, just because Japan cannot get over a cultural hurdle? What is so stupid is that the disasters of the last year are the perfect excuse for Japan to save face and get out of this preposterous business once and for all. But no, Japan's pride in its unnecessary whaling is so important, that it must be put before the safety and...

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