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Not sure if you are aware of this or not or even give it any mind, but Japan has just recently resumed commercial whaling.

This is totally unacceptable in this day and age!

OceanicTime respectfully says PLEASE STOP WHALING IN JAPAN, NOW!’’ What can you do? Sign one of the many online petitions as I have.

I will also boycott all Japanese products – admittedly this is a bit of hollow gesture cos’ I can’t think of a single Japanese product that I consume but if I think of one I’ll stop buying it.

I also realize that this creates a quandary for those of you who love whales and also enjoy Japanese wristwatches.

I think it’s safe to say that Seiko for one are certainly in favor of ocean conservation, but I am not sure if they are anti-whaling or not?

Anyway I will continue to post all Seiko, Citizen and Casio news but all posts will be accompanied by an obligatory ‘’STOP WHALING IN JAPAN’’ footnote until they see sense.

Thank you!


  1. I have been a long time follower of yours. The first thing I do is wake up and log into your site. I am all for your cause on saving our whales. My administration and respect goes out to you. Keep up the great work

  2. My mother she is Japanese. And all my family hope stop whaling in Japan. Keep going! We are with you!

  3. I really enjoy your contents and respect your opinion. But at the same time, there is no sensible reason for Japan to stop whaling.

  4. They are killing dolphins on Faroe islands, your can of tuna is tainted with the blood of other marine mammals and yes the Japanese are killing whales again. I'm being sarcastic its really interesting to see people are more concern of animals being abused and yet do nothing when it comes to humans being abused. What about famine, Malaria, ebola and oh what about under privilege kids that are going to school hungry? Yes those kids that live just a few blocks from you in a not-so-good town that you add a few minutes to avoid of your daily commute?

  5. why do you assume that OceanicTime and its readers are more concerned with whales and dolphins than child welfare or other humanitarian issues?

    the reason I sometimes highlight topics such as whaling and shark finning is that these are related issues that are relevant to the world of diver's watches.

    please don't make such assumptions about those of whom you know nothing of.

    OceanicTime is an earth, ocean, human, child, dog, monkey, whale, dolphin and shark friendly blog! ;)

  6. You are zoning in on an issues or cultures you obviously have no knowledge of and you claim you and your readers to be big humanitarians well why not start an issues closer to home when you can actually be an expert for change?

  7. Thanks, it's good to raise awareness of this awful practice only motivated for greed and selfishness, it's cruel, unnecessary and is pushing them to extinction.
    Culture shouldn't justify cruelty, so many terrible things used to be accepted in the past but luckily we can be better and constantly improve our standards and ethics.
    If you love and care about the oceans let's stop whaling and then maybe ask yourself how is this different from any other fish and the way we're depleting and killing our oceans.

    1. Thanks for your comments. Some great points made. Cheers!

  8. Enjoy your blog and most people want whaling to stop (or more sustainable fishing practices generally) which has not progressed for more than 30 years. With respect I don"t think a boycott is the solution. What is possible is an international effort to raise money to buy out the whaling industry. This would be a more practical and politically acceptable approach in Japan.


  9. Many thanks for your comment - a Whale Industry buy out would be great but I think the problem goes beyond this as sadly the Japanese place cultural significance on what they are doing. :(