Asia Scope

A Better Take on the Whale Debate

Last week I briefly brought up the topic of Australia-Japan relations, namely tensions surrounding their whale-hunting policies. For those of you interested in getting a more in-depth perspective into this on-going issue, have a look at David McNeill’s recent piece here on The Diplomat’s main site. In ‘Whaling Diplomacy,’ David offers some new insights, including the suggestion that ‘Japan’s position on whaling is more complicated than it is presented in Western media.’