Japan has become part of a widespread phenomenon, joining 30 other
countries in the pursuit of whale watching. Worldwide in 1991,
more than 4 million people went whale watching. In Japan whale
watching occurs in seven different parts of the country, all in
areas of great natural beauty. Like the best tours in other countries,
Japanese whale watching combines a measure of science and education
with recreation. It is also good business.
Whales in Overcoats
In June, 1995, Jim Nollman, director of Interspecies Communication Inc.
did a tour of Japan based around a series of workshops on
the subject of connecting to nature. While there, he also became
the subject of several media events in support of efforts t o
develop whalewatching at several locations around Japan. This
is his report.
- Kyoto, Dolphin Healing Centre
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