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Ena Koide & Stella Ozaki
To what extent is whaling acceptable in the Japaneses society?
Ena Koide Japanese Lived in four different countries Japan, India, China, and Indonesia International School Stella Ozaki Japanese and Chinese Lived in two different countries Japan and Hong Kong International School
Dictionary The business or practice of hunting, killing, and processing whales. The work or industry of hunting and processing whales for food, oil, etc… [Oxford Dictionary] Connections Accused of being Mean and Cruel Ordering whale at the Sushi Restaurant Areas of Knowledge: Natural Science and History Ways of Knowing: Reasons, Emotion, and Intuition
Scientific Whaling Aboriginal Whaling Accidental Whaling Ban of Whaling Culture issue & Economic issue Whale meat & Land animal
Important for Japanese Culture & Society Yamato-Asuka period in ancient Japan (538-710) Animal protein after World War II Development in whaling techniques, and technology Obtained food, oil, etc... from whales Whale Oil Whale Meat
1606: Hand Harpoons and Amitori-hou 1930: Japan began whaling in the Antarctic 1939-1945: World War II [Food scarce] 1969: All nations stopped whaling in the Antarctic except for Japan and Russia 1987: Japan begins scientific whaling 2006: IWC meeting in Japan; Ban on whaling is no longer necessary
Amitori-hou (Net) Hand Harpoons
Whale products: oil, fertilizers, perfume, soap, shampoo, etc… Right whales, humpback whales, fin, minke, and gray whales Scientific Whaling in 1987- in order to continue commercial whaling (hunting whales to make a profit from selling)
Blubber (whale fat): Oil in lamps and to make candles and soap Baleen Whales: Womens clothing, umbrellas, fishing rods, etc… Sperm Whales (sperm oil in their heads): making candles, make- up, etc…
Rationalism: Based on reason more than emotions and religious beliefs Cultural Purposes Killing other animals Japanese Government Saving the environment
Intuition: Ability to know something by using your feelings rather than considering the facts Commercial Purposes Scientific Whaling Mean and Cruel Endangered Species Inhumane Killing Japanese Culture & Tradition
55%= Acceptable in the Japanese Society 100% (Japanese): Acceptable 10% (Non-Japanese): Acceptable 45%= Unacceptable in the Japanese Society 0% (Japanese): Unacceptable 90% (Non-Japanese): Unacceptable Parents & 11 th Grade Students Asked 10 Japanese, and 10 Non-Japanese JapaneseNon-Japanese Acceptable in Society101 Unacceptable in Society09
55%= Acceptable in the Japanese Society 100% (Japanese) and 10% (Non-Japanese) Why is it wrong? We all eat animals so why is it not okay to eat whales? Acceptable, but there should be rules to set some restrictions.
45%=Unacceptable in the Japanese Society 0% (Japanese) and 90% (Non-Japanese) Whaling as a part of Japanese culture is understandable but the things they are doing to the whales are a bit too extreme.
How do cultures differ with respect to the ways of knowing and areas of knowledge that they value above others? Western culture values emotion Japanese culture values reasons
Knowledge Issue: To what extent is whaling acceptable in the Japaneses society? Anti-whaling: Beliefs based on emotions Pro-whaling: Beliefs based on reasons
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