While I love Japan, the Japanese people and Japanese arts, technology and culture, I abhor Japan's (and Iceland's) whaling policy…

Iceland's 'scientific whaling' programme, like Japan's, is merely commercial whaling in disguise.
Commercial whaling was banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1982, but a loophole allows the killing of whales for research purposes. Iceland plans to sell the products of its 'research' to Japan, where whale meat generates four billion yen in sales annually.

Click on the Defend the Whales image above for further details.

 

APPENDIX 3:
Glossary
 

   

asa-no-ha toji
   hemp-leaf binding

asobigami
   flyleaf

daifuku cho
   sewn account book

daisen
   titlestrip

detchoso
   butterfly book

fukuro toji
   pouch book

hanshi
   a common paper, traditionally made from kozo
   (paper mulberry)

hantori cho
   sewn ledger/sketchbook

kadogire
   corner piece

Kangxi
   four-hole variant
   (named after the Qing emperor Kangxi)

kansubon
   scroll (literally ‘rolled book’)

kikko toji
   four-hole variant (tortoiseshell binding)

koki toji
   ‘the noble binding’,
   an alternative name for Kangxi binding

nakatoji
   inner binding

nobiru gajo
   double album-style pages

nori-ire gajo
   album-style pages

orihon
   accordion-fold book

retchoso
    multisection sewn book

sempuyo
   flutter book

Yamato toji
   flat-cord-bound pouch book

yohaku
   flyleaf

yotsume toji
   four-hole pouch book

   

 

 











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