January 21, 2019

Meals Offered in the School Canteen at My Daughter's University, Part 13/娘の大学の学生食堂で出される食事、パート13

1 Nakatsu shio karaage
Nakatsu is the city in Oita prefecture that is famous for its chicken karaage. Shio means salt. 
2 Cabbage rolls and chicken simmered with tomato
3 Mapo tofu
1 中津の塩唐揚
2 ロールキャベツとチキンのトマト煮
3 麻婆豆腐

January 15, 2019

Canadian PM Criticizes Japan over Whaling/カナダの首相が日本の捕鯨を非難


Canada left the IWC in 1982. Justin Trudeau has gone insane?


January 13, 2019

Minke Whales/ミンク鯨

Excerpt from the website of the Japan Small-Type Whaling Association

What kind of whale is the minke whale?
Minke whales are one of the many species of whales that live in Japan's coastal waters and there are at least 25,000 of them.
Whale stocks that have been depleted do need protection - but minke whales and small cetaceans are thriving in large numbers in the world's oceans. Now, scientists think at least 25,000 minke whales are in Japan's coastal waters and because there is no minke whaling allowed, the number of minkes is increasing.
Because there are so many minke whales, they are in NO danger of becoming extinct.
Minke whales feed mainly on large numbers of small fishes.
Because whales are one of the largest animals in the sea, they eat large amounts of fish as their primary food. Minke whales that live near Japan feed on sardines, saury, and walleye pollack - fish that the Japanese also enjoy eating.
So if there are too many minke in the ocean, they might deplete other valuable marine resources?
If the number of whales grows too large, it is entirely possible that the whales, which eat the fish, could decrease the number of fish in the ocean.
This could be a serious problem because it could mean a shortage of food for the whales, destruction of the balance among species in the ecosystem, and problems for fishermen who need to feed their communities by fishing.
Whales are important animals but if there are too many of them, they can become a problem.


December 27, 2018

When Will the Anti-Whaling Countries Realize...?/いつになったら反捕鯨国は分かるんでしょう?

When will the anti-whaling countries stop acting like some kind of environmental group and face the fact?
When will they realize that they are sadly mistaken? Sustainable whaling is the only sensible way to go, and singling out whales for protection can have serious side effects.

Japan regards whales as important marine resources, especially because they are high on the food chain. Besides, for Japan, whose food self-sufficiency is around 40%, whales are also important in terms of food security.

They say great minds think alike. When will the anti-whaling countries stop being emotional and think like us???



Great minds think alike(賢者はみな同じように考える)と言います。いつになったら、反捕鯨国は感情的になるのを止め、私たちと同じように考えるようになるのでしょうか???

Japan to Leave IWC to Resume Commercial Whaling, at Last!/日本、ついにIWCから脱退し、商業捕鯨を再開へ

Japan will resume commercial whaling in July next year after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC)!
Japan will say goodbye to all those anti-whaling countries, which are emotional, irrational, self-righteous, culturally imperialistic, unscientific, and above all, extremely ugly, and seek ways for sustainable whaling in its territorial waters and EEZ. By leaving IWC, Japan can no longer conduct research whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.

Not all species of whales are endangered. Minke whales, for example, are abundant in Japan's terittorial waters, which causes problems .

December 19, 2018

Meals Offered in the School Canteen at My Daughter's University, Part 12/娘の大学の学生食堂で出される食事、パート12

1 Tomato sauce loco moco
2 On-tama gyudon (beef bowl with hot boiled egg)
3 Sura tan udon (udon noodles in hot and sour soup)
4 Chicken karaage with sweet chili sauce
5 Wonton noodles
4鶏の唐揚げ スィートチリソース


December 15, 2018

Meals Offered in the School Canteen at My Daughter's University, Part 11/娘の大学の学生食堂で出される食事、パート11

1 Panko*-grilled white-fleshed fish, potato cream sauce
* Panko = Japanese bread crumbs
2 Chicken and Chinese cabbage tamago-toji*
* Tamago = Egg, Toji = Closed. Tamago-toji refers to a dish finished by pouring beaten eggs over the ingredients and heating the eggs for some time until done.
3 White-fleshed fish with cream sauce
4 Salmon fries, grilled with tartar cheese (tartar sauce and cheese?)
5 Chicken teriyaki don*
* Don is short for donburi (large rice bowl)
1白身魚のパン粉焼き ポテトクリームソース
4サーモンフライ  タルタルチーズ焼き