Against Japanese Whaling

Gegen den Japanische Walfang
Billboard of anti-whaling campagin against Japan. - <em>by SL Wong</em>

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Friends got really upset when we showed them a picture of this billboard targeting Japan’s whaling programme. Was it racist? I didn’t think so but I can see where they were coming from, ‘slitty eye’ being a derogative, reductive label for East Asians. Japan, however, continues to insist that its right to hunt whales is tied to its culture. I think this is what the ad is targeting (in case anyone misses it, the eye is whale-shaped). ω

Experienced: 19.10.2008 || Recounted: 15.01.2015 Click here for bigger map
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