Japan - Whale Watch

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.

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