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JAVA Japan Anti-Vivisection Association
Seiou #404 29-31 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031 JAPAN
Phone: 81 (3) 5456-9311 Fax: 81 (3) 5456-1011
Mailto: [email protected]

Japan - Actions Reported to Biteback


This Is a First: Japanese Newspaper Op-Ed Condemns Taiji Dolphin Hunt
Calling the cove slaughter 'inhumane,' 'The Japan Times' argues the
annual culling must be stopped....

The (scientific) Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments has now published a Japanese translation of an article by Jasmijn de Boo and myself on increasing the implementation of alternatives to the use of animals in laboratories. It's available at anim_expts_overall/incr_alts_use.html

Fukushima: Naoto Matsumura is the man who stayed behind - April 2015
WAZA Finally Kicks JAZA Out - April 2015
'The Cove' Director Releases Raw Footage Of Horrific Dolphin Slaughter - Nov 2014
Lawsuit to save 'Angel' throws spotlight on Japan dolphin killings - May 2014
BBC film maker at Taiji locked up as "ecoterror​ist" - Feb 2014
Star Envoy's Frankness Puts Kennedy Mystique to Test in Japan - Jan 2014
The Dolphin Hunt: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy's Concern - Jan 2014
Current Events at Taiji, Nov 2013 - Nov 2013
Porpoise Slaughter Seven Times Bigger Than the Cove's - Sept 2013
The Cove PSA - My Friend Is ... - Sept 2013
Why Is This Man Crying? - Sept 2013
In science terms, Japan has no need at all to kill whales - August 2013
Taiji dolphin cull inhumane: study Apr 16, 2013
New Method For Killing Dolphins In Japan Not Up To International Animal Rights Standards, Study Shows - April 2013
Animal rescuer in Fukushima arrested and were detained - March 2013
Action for Marine Mammals 海洋ほ乳類を守る会 Hold Tokyo March Protesting Research Whaling - Feb 2013
World still waits for Japan to stop being apathetic about whaling - 12/12
Facts About the Taiji Dolphin Drive Hunt - December 2012
Tokyo Activists Rally Against Dolphin, Whale Hunts - November 2012
Sea Shepherd at the Heart of a Japanese Scandal - October 2012
Japan police arrest German anti-whaling activist - October 2012
Animal Rights for Japan - September 2012
Island Declares Dolphins to be Citizens, With Full Rights - August 2012
Kamagurka is Hunting ... Hunters - July 2012
Japanese media covers WPF pig abuse - June 2012
"Living Together With Dolphins": "The Cove" Redecorated - May 2012
Go-Veg demo - October 2011
    Please enjoy photos of veg-walk (Vegetarian parade) which took place in Osaka, Japan on November 6, 2011. The organizer is Mr. Kei.
The web site of veg-walk organizer Kei and Lilu
(AU/JP/PI) ARAs Protest Japan Dolphin Hunting - September 2011
Japanese police practice for dolphin hunt protests - July 2011
Japan weighs whalers' future - July 2011
Japan, Sea Shepherd trade blows at whaling meet - July 2011
Photo of Demo by Japan SPCA - March 2011
Commercial Whaling is Not a Japanese Tradition - March 2011
Interview with Ex-Dolphin Hunter - March 2011
Near-naked anti-fur girls strut their stuff in Shibuya - Feb 2011
Lies of Taiji Dolphin Drive Hunts - Feb 2011
New Video Exposes Taiji Lies - Feb 2011
Large Animal Testing Lab in Japan - Dec 2010
Exposing the Dolphin Killers - November 2010
Japan dolphin hunt town meets with activists - Nov 2010
Divers free some dolphins at Taiji - Sept 2010
Worldwide "Save Japan Dolphins" Rally - Sept 2010
Anti-fur Demonstration in Japan - August 2010
'Go Vegetarian' Walk Photos, Osaka - July 2010
Japan writers' club concerned about 'The Cove' cancellations - June 2010
Japan Bribes Countries So They Can Continue Whaling - June 2010

June 2010 demo against animal testing for cosmetics took place in Tokyo, Japan.

The walk was led by the animal rights group JAVA (JAVA Japan Anti-Vivisection Association).

Please visit to see the photos: - Japanese Protesters Target the Cove, April 2010

Japanese Tea Maker Stops Animal Testing - March 2010
Activist Suing Japanese - March 2010
Taiji Dolphin Slaughter Suspended - September 2009
     Tokyo film festival decides to show 'The Cove'
Support for Kora, the abused macaque - July 2009

Deer in Japan: - June 2009

June 2009

Save cats of Hatsushima Island, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Originally cats didn't exist in Hatsushima. The islanders brought them from mainland in order to get rid of rats. When those rats disappeared the islanders decided to get rid of those cats by starving them since they didn't need cats anymore. Known as resort island, however, tourists fed the cats and population grew because they aren't neutered. Then, the islanders began to patrol, made children to draw posters and put them to the places which tourists would see. This succeed and now cats are thin as paper and very ill.

Finding out about this problem, a volunteer group "Shizuoka Doubutsu Aigo InuNeko Hot Line" decided to save the cats. The group suggested about TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return Program) but the City refused. Now the members of group are feeding and trying to move the cats to a shelter little by little.

One islander told them "You should catch them and feed to the animal in zoo. That's what we used to do." Mayor of the island told them "Animal volunteers are cult." Shizuoka Prefecture wrote on the website "Volunteers are telling that we are poisoning the cats." which none of the volunteer member said. Atami City ordered the group to shut down the website because it will be damage to tourism income if the people outside of the city know the truth. Cyber Agent, Inc. cancelled accounts of bloggers who were posting article about Hatsushima without warning.

Unlike the West, Japan is notorious for animal cruelty. But also Japanese government worries about what other nation think about Japan. So, please tell your friends about the truth of Japan.
Thank You.

Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Public Relations Office,
1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968, JAPAN

Shizuoka Prefectural Government
9-6 Otemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City 420-8601, JAPAN
[email protected]

Atami City Office
1-1 Chuo-cho, Atami City, Shizuoka 413-8550, JAPAN
[email protected]
[email protected]

Hatsushima Business Cooperative
209-1 Hatsushima, Atami City, Shizuoka 413-0004, JAPAN
[email protected]

Embassies, Consulates, Permanent Missions Overseas

Japanese Protesting Monkey Maltreatment - June 2009

JAVA Makes a Town Give up a Plan of Constructing the World's Largest Breeding Facility for Lab Marmosets - April 2009

Aya Sugimoto goes naked for animals dying for fur - September 2008

Emergency help to a wild animal in Japan - January 2008

Under pressure, Japan drops humpback whale hunt: official
http://www.evana. org/index. php?id=28871& lang=en

Burberry Protest - June 2007

Anti-fur protest in Japan - October 2006

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