Dolphin Demonstrators Go Japanese
Saturday, October 1, 2005 Posted: 11:42 AM JST
In an apparent attempt to reach Japanese media and the Japanese population, international demonstrators against the dolphin drive hunts in the Japanese city of Taiji have created a downloadable file with Japanese slogans.
Richard O'Barry, one of the organizers of the worldwide demonstrations slated for October 8, explained that the Japanese slogans are meant for posters. "Melissa Ryall of Zoocheck Canada," O'Barry explained in an e-mail interview, "was kind enough to offer the Japanese language slogans for Japan Dolphin Day. They can be printed out and made into signs." O'Barry said that he had copied and enlarged them on colored paper at Kinko's "for very little money".
The Japanese signs clearly show the demonstrators' determination to reach the Japanese population. Few Japanese are aware of the drive hunts, so there is no public discussion about whether they are right or not.
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