The controversy over whaling has complicated U.S.-Japan relations and has, on occasion, created tensions and recriminations. A group of eminent U.S. and Japanese scholars examined the problems at issue in a major conference in Tokyo in 1977. This book, the result of that conference, explores the history of the whaling controversy, whaling as a resource, the status of whaling in international law, and the policy alternatives confronting Japan, the U.S., and relevant international organizations.
A Westview Replica Edition -- The Whaling Issue in U.S.-Japan Relations -- Nature of the Whaling Issue in U.S. and Japan -- Lessons from the History of Sealing and Whaling in Japanese-American Relations -- The Origin of the International Whaling Commission -- Failure of Past Regulations and the Future of Whaling -- Whaling and the Biology of Whales -- The Whaling Industry in Japan's Economy -- An Assessment of Man-Made and Natural Changes in the Ocean Environment -- Ocean Management and the Whale -- Constructing a Theory of the 200-Mile Economic Zone -- The 200-Mile Zone in U.S. Ocean Policy -- The Significance of the 200-Mile Zone for Marine Studies -- The Changing Structure of International Law on Marine Living Resources -- Future International Shocks Related to Ocean Food Resources -- Japanese View Toward the Law of the Sea and Whaling -- The Great Whales, Their Status and Future -- Policy Proposals on the Whaling Issue: Product of the Japanese-American Deliberations in Two International, Interdisciplinary Conferences