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Abstract

This chapter makes an overall assessment of the role religious beliefs played in Japanese people’s treatment of whales, and of how they dealt with the deaths of whales. It also considers how Japanese whaling culture—in which the Japanese not only received whales as blessings of the gods of the sea, consuming them with appreciation and utilizing every usable part, but also tending their deaths and their “afterlives”—could be applied to solve contemporary global issues such as the management and sustainable use of natural resources and the preservation of wildlife and its habitats.

Keywords

Japanese Whaling Whale Meat Giant Moth Modern Whaling Boreal Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PrincetonUSA

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