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AFP reports “Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park”

Today, October 7, 2013, the AFP news agency (Agence France-Presse) reported that the town of Taiji, Japan plans to open a marine park within 5 years, “where visitors can swim with dolphins” and “eat dolphin and whale meat” while the “annual slaughter of the creatures will continue in a nearby bay.”

ACTION ITEM:
Please read the AFP’s article “Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park”, picked up by Yahoo! News, and leave a comment — let your voices be heard. If you can, include links to photos and video of the slaughter taking place in Taiji’s killing cove. Please also share the article far and wide, and encourage others to leave a comment as well.

ACTION ITEMS:
Please sign this Care2 petition to Japanese government officials: Stop Japan Dolphin-Killing Town from Opening Marine Park to Fund Slaughter.

Please also sign this Change.org petition to the mayor of Taiji: Cancel plans to build a Dolphin Zoo in Taiji. Warning: There is a graphic image on the petition.

Please also sign this Care2 petition to the Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan: Stop the Town of Taiji From Opening a Marine Park.

OTHER MEDIA COVERAGE:
Japanese dolphin-hunting town to open marine park – Australia Network News
Japan dolphin-hunting town to open marine park – Channel News Asia
Swim with the dishes: Japan to open water park where you can swim with dolphins… while eating dolphin MEAT – Daily Mail
Visitors to Swim with and Eat Dolphins at Taiji Marine Park – Ecorazzi
Japanese Dolphin Slaughter Town Taiji To Open Marine Park – Where You Can Eat & Swim With The Mammals – Huffington Post UK
Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park, serve dolphin meat – Raw Story
Swim with Dolphins, Then Eat Them? If Taiji’s Horrifying Marine Park Happens, Tourists Could Do Both – TakePart
Dolphin-killing town to open marine park – The Australian
Dolphin burgers for park visitors – The Australian
Dolphin killing town in The Cove to open a marine park – and continue annual slaughter – The Independent
Japanese dolphin-killing town in ‘The Cove’ to open marine park – The Telegraph

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Form Letter from the Embassy of Japan in the USA

Please read the reply that most people are getting when writing to the Embassy of Japan in the United States. It is disheartening to see they hold the same delusional perspective that the rest of the pro-hunting people do. But to make it worse, they are condescending as they attempt a cop-out and smoke screen of blaming other areas of the world for practicing the same hunt. It needs to be pointed out that this inquiry in NOT about other areas of the world doing it. There are many groups focusing on stopping this horror in those jurisdictions as well – but this is about Japan. They need to take responsibility and be held accountable without diverting the attention elsewhere.

This argument is about as weak as their suggestion that because some eat cow, chicken and other livestock, it makes our argument hypocritical. Many of those who are fighting this cause do not eat meat to begin with – but even for those who do, the killing doesn’t involve chasing and exhausting the animals for hours upon end, leaving them stranded for days without food in a condensed area, and it certainly does not involve stabbing them in a death that takes upward to seven minutes of suffering. Even game hunters balk at their notion of what “hunting” and “humane killing” is.  

Another point to make: They rely heavily on the word “culture” in the same way they rely on the word “tradition” in Taiji.  It needs to be pointed out that as we become a better and more educated people worldwide and realize the suffering and death toll coming from so called culture, tradition and belief, we are evaluating and ending them. We believe that Adolph Hitler and his followers thought he was doing all he was doing in the name of “culture”.

Please read this and feel free to write a rebuttal to them at:  jicc@ws.mofa.go.jp

Their letter:

Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding dolphin fishing in Japan. We do take note of your concern but also would ask you to try to understand that there are diverse cultures in the world, many of which have traditions that are very different to those found in the United States.

Unlike the U.S., Japan is a small country with limited land. Japan has a much higher population density than the US since Japan’s land area is only 4% of the United States’ but Japan’s population is almost half of that of the U.S. Furthermore, about 70% of Japanese land is very steep forest and not suitable for agricultural development. Therefore, Japanese people traditionally have had no other choice but to rely upon various food resources from the ocean and that is why we developed a unique cuisine like sushi. Though not widespread, dolphins have been consumed as a local traditional food in some coastal areas in Japan, such as Tohoku, Izu and Wakayama. Dolphin fishing is not unique to Japan, it is even practiced in the United States in Alaska.

The Japanese people have, for centuries, consumed many types of living marine resources but their harvests have been conducted sustainably and the dolphin fishery is no exception; it is carefully managed so as not to deplete the stock. In fact, all of the dolphin species harvested in Japan are internationally recognized as abundant.

Although fishermen in Taiji have been trying to improve their killing method so as to give minimum suffering to the animals, we understand that many individuals can find it most unpleasant to watch video clips of dolphins being killed. However, in this day and age when most of us are greatly distanced from the source of our animal protein, witnessing the killing of cows, pigs and sheep in industrial slaughterhouses would be equally off-putting. Under these circumstances, we would have to commit to consuming animal products respectfully unless you are to give up consuming all animal products. In Japan, catches of whales and dolphins have been viewed as blessings from the sea and, as such, have been celebrated in our national art.

With regard to the mercury level contained in the dolphin meat, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare did issue an advisory calling for pregnant women to limit their consumption of certain seafood with a relatively high mercury content including some dolphin species. However, mercury in seafood including dolphin meat, which is from natural sources, should not be confused with high level industrial mercury which caused the tragedy of Minamata disease in the 1950’s. No medical problems have been reported in Japan due to mercury contained in dolphin meat. In addition, false labeling of food is illegal in Japan and the Japanese government will investigate any suspicious products.

We do hope that you take the opportunity to further expand your understanding of Japanese culture, which is very different from that of the United States.

Sincerely,

JICC Staff

jicc@ws.mofa.go.jp


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Operation Embassy PowerFax 2013-2014

If this is your first time participating in Operation Embassy PowerFax, thank you for taking five minutes out of your day to save the dolphins that swim near Taiji, Japan. Please keep reading below for the objective of this operation and how to participate.

If you are on Facebook, you can view and bookmark the complete contact list.

YOU DO NOT NEED A FAX MACHINE OR FAX PROGRAM ON YOUR COMPUTER – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD.

FIVE MINUTES A DAY AND IT’S FREE.

Objective:

To exert international pressure on Japanese embassies and consulates to stop the slaughter and live capture of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, by sending faxes and emails to specified locations each week during the 2013-2014 dolphin drive hunt season.  By concentrating on the same locations in a given week, we will show that our worldwide community is organized and dedicated to our cause.  This is only successful if everyone participates.  Strength in numbers.

In Operation Embassy PowerFax 2013-2014, we are concentrating on embassies and consulates in countries that can be contacted through the free fax websites listed below.  Email addresses are listed when possible, but please make faxing your priority when you can.  THANK YOU for participating and making your voice heard for the dolphins.

Free Fax Procedure:

  • Go to the free fax site here, five faxes allowed per day: http://www.freepopfax.com
  • Once you decide where you will be sending your fax, choose the country at the top on the fax form, which will identify the international code.  Fill out the form completely, and manually enter the fax number from the list, WITH NO HYPHENS OR PARENTHESES, which in this document have been removed for your convenience.   A sample letter is included below.  It is purposefully designed to be respectful, but strong.
  • Please check your email status sent daily. You will see that about 50% of the faxes will fail for a variety of reasons: no dial tone and busy are the customary reasons.  Sometimes, trying the other free fax site can improve your successful send rate.  So choose again and fax, or send emails to the same group for the week.  Fax is a better solution, but they have been known to turn the fax off when they know they are about to get slammed. And certain times of the day for both email and fax just work much better, ie, after work hours to the location you are targeting.

Email Tips:

  • If you have more than one personal address, try rotating.
  • The embassies may have a spam filter for certain keywords, particularly in the subject line, so be creative to increase your chance of getting your emails opened and read.

SUGGESTED SUBJECT LINE: “Coastal Concerns” or “Travel Plans” or something other than what they would expect.

SAMPLE LETTER:

Please stop the murder and captive trade in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture.  Japan is regarded as a modern and well-respected country, but barbarism in the village of Taiji has become an alarming stain that has no honor.   The needless death for dolphins, who are intelligent and compassionate animals, is regarded as an assault against life, and the health and conservation of the seas.

Starting with The Cove, the Internet and Social Media has created a deep awareness across the globe.  There is a deepening appreciation for the sentience and wonder that these beautiful animals possess, their rich family and social life, the trusting and helpful interaction with humans, and their rightful place in the oceans.  There is nothing that will hold back this exponentially growing movement.

From around the world, we work diligently against the taking of migrating dolphins that pass by Japan.  They are not yours to take.  They are not yours to kill.  They are not yours to take captive.  They are not yours to sell.

Whether it is mercury-laden meat from the slaughter of precious dolphins, or the condemnation of a miserable life in captivity, we will NEVER give up until this brutal practice ceases forever.   We will not go away.   We will never be silent.
イルカを自由に暮らさせてあげてください。    お願いします。

From the worldwide community

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WEEK TWENTY-NINE: MARCH 17 – 23
1. Japanese Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela
Phone: (+58) 212-262 3435 Fax: 2122623484
Website: http://www.ve.emb-japan.go.jp/esp/index.htm
Email: consul@cr.mofa.go.jp, cultura@cr.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone: (809) 567-3365 Fax: 5668013
Website: http://www.do.emb-japan.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico
Phone: +52-55-5211-0028; (55) 5514-9941 Fax: 5555313395
Website: http://www.mx.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: sando@me.mofa.go.jp

WEEK ONE: SEPTEMBER 2 – 8
1. Japanese Embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (613)241-8541 Fax: 6132412232
Website:   http://www.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/canada_e/Japan/contact_us.html
Email: infocul@ot.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Toronto, Canada
Phone: 416-363-7038 Fax: 4163679392
Website: http://www.toronto.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: access@to.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Montreal, Canada
Phone: (514) 866-3429 Fax: 5143956000
Website: http://www.montreal.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: general@mt.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Calgary, Canada
Phone: +1-403-294-0782 Fax: 4032941645
Website: http://www.calgary.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: economic@cl.mofa.go.jp, consular@cl.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Vancouver, Canada
Phone: (604) 684-5868 Fax: 6046846939
Website: http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email:  consul@vc.mofa.go.jp, infocul@vc.mofa.go.jp, esherlock@vc.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TWO: SEPTEMBER 9 – 15
1. Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C., United States
Phone: 202.238.6700 Fax: 2023282187
Website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/index.htm
Email: jicc@ws.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Atlanta, United States
Phone: 404-240-4300 Fax: 4042404311
Website: http://www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: info@aa.mofa.go.jp, consulate@aa.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Boston, United States
Phone: +1-617-973-9772 Fax: 6175421329
Website: http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/index.html
Email: infocul@cgjbos.org
4. Japanese Consulate in Detroit, United States
Phone: +1-313-567-0120 Fax: 3135670274
Website: http://www.detroit.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: pr@cgjdetroit.org
5. Japanese Consulate in Miami, United States
Phone: +1-305-530-9090 Fax: 3055300950
Website: http://www.miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: info@mi.mofa.go.jp, culture@mi.mofa.go.jp

WEEK THREE: SEPTEMBER 16 – 22
1. Japanese Consulate in New York, United States
Phone: (1-212) 371-8222 Fax: 2123711294
Website: http://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/html/index.html
Email: inquiry@ny.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Chicago, United States
Phone: +1-312-280-0400 Fax: 3122809568
Website: http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryoji1@cg.mofa.go.jp, jic@cg.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Houston, United States
Phone: +1-713-652-2977 Fax: 7136517822
Website: http://www.houston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: info@ho.mofa.go.jp, ryoji@ho.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Nashville, United States
Phone: 1-615-340-4300 Fax: 6153404311
Website: http://www.nashville.us.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@nv.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Denver, United States
Phone: +1-303-534-1151 Fax: 3035343393
Website: http://www.denver.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email:  cgjd-pr@de.mofa.go.jp, bruce.powley@de.mofa.go.jp

WEEK FOUR: SEPTEMBER 23 – 29 
1. Japanese Consulate in Los Angeles, United States
Phone: +1-213-617-6700 Fax: 2136176725
Website: http://www.la.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
2. Japanese Consulate in Portland, United States
Phone: +1-503-221-1811 Fax: 5032248936
Website: http://www.portland.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: ryojiportland@se.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, United States
Phone: +1-415-777-3533 Fax: 4159743660
Website: http://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: con-e@sr.mofa.go.jp, japaninfo@sr.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Seattle, United States
Phone: +1-206-682-9107 Fax: 2066249097
Website: http://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: info@se.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Anchorage, United States
Phone: +1-907-562-8424 Fax: 9075628434
Website: http://www.anchorage.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: cjak3@se.mofa.go.jp
6. Japanese Consulate in Honolulu, United States
Phone: +1-808-543-3111 Fax: 8085433170
Website: http://www.honolulu.us.emb-japan.go.jp/

WEEK FIVE: SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 6
1. Japanese Consulate in Hagatna, Guam, United States*
Phone: +1671-646-1290 Fax: 6492620 *Use FreePopFax.com for Guam
Website: http://www.hagatna.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
2. Japanese Consulate in Saipan, United States
Phone: +1-670-323-7201 / 2 Fax: 6703238764
Website: http://www.hagatna.us.emb-japan.go.jp/English/saipan%20top.htm
E-mail: cojsaipan@ag.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64 (04) 473-1540 Fax: 44712951
Website: http://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/index.html
Email: enquiry@wl.mofa.go.jp, consular@wl.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 366 5680; (03) 366 9030 Fax: 33653173
Website: http://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/consular_office/index.html
Email: enquiry.chc@wl.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64-9-303-4106 Fax: 93777784
Website: http://www.auckland.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/index.htm
Email: pr@ac.mofa.go.jp

WEEK SIX: OCTOBER 7 – 13
1. Japanese Embassy in Canberra, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6273 3244 Fax: 262731848
Website: http://www.au.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: cultural@cb.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Brisbane, Australia
Phone: 07 3221 5188 Fax: 732290878
Website: http://www.brisbane.au.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: economic@bb.mofa.go.jp, consular@bb.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Cairns, Australia
Phone: 07 4051 5177 Fax: 740515377
Website: http://www.brisbane.au.emb-japan.go.jp/en/about/cairns.html
Email: jcairns@bb.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Melbourne, Australia
Phone: 61-3-9679-4510 Fax: 396001541
Website: http://www.melbourne.au.emb-japan.go.jp/index.html
Email: cultural@cb.mofa.go.jp, meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Perth, Australia
Phone: (08) 9480 1800 Fax: 894801801
Website: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: info@pt.mofa.go.jp
6. Japanese Consulate in Sydney, Australia
Phone: (02)9231 3455 Fax: 292526600, 292523344
Website: http://www.sydney.au.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: japaneseconsulate@sy.mofa.go.jp

WEEK SEVEN: OCTOBER 14 – 20
1. Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea
Phone: (82-2)2170-5200, 739-7400 Fax: 27344528, 27397410
Website: http://www.kr.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: info@so.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 (051)465-5101 Fax: 514641630
Website: http://www.busan.kr.emb-japan.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Jeju, South Korea
Phone: +82 (064)710-9500, Fax: 647435544
Website: http://www.jeju.kr.emb-japan.go.jp
4. Japanese Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Phone: (+673) 222 9265 Fax: 2229481
Website: http://www.bn.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: embassy@bw.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong, China*
Phone: (852) 2522-1184 Fax: 28680156 *Select Hong Kong from the dropdown list for country code 852.
Website: http://www.hk.emb-japan.go.jp/eng/index.html
Email: infojp@hn.mofa.go.jp

WEEK EIGHT: OCTOBER 21 – 27
1. Japanese Embassy in Beijing, China
Phone: (86-10)6532-2361 Fax: 1065327081
Website: http://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: keizai@pk.mofa.go.jp, info@pk.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Chongqing, China
Phone: (86-23)6373-3585 Fax: 2363733589
Website: http://www.chongqing.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/index_c.htm
3. Japanese Consulate in Dalian, China
Phone: (86-411) 8370-4077 Fax: 41183704066
Website: http://www.dalian.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/ch/address.html
Email: dalian@ya.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Guangzhou, China
Phone: +86-20-8334-3009 Fax: 2083338972
Contact form at this address: https://www.explore.ne.jp/consul/gz/mail.php?tonum=4
Website: http://www.guangzhou.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/cgjp_cn/index.htm
5. Japanese Consulate in Qingdao, China
Phone: 0532-8090-0001 Fax: 53280900009
Website: http://www.qingdao.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/cn/index.html
Email: info@qd.mofa.go.jp, ryoji@qd.mofa.go.jp

WEEK NINE: OCTOBER 28 – NOVEMBER 3
1. Japanese Consulate in Shanghai, China
Phone: (86-21) 5257-4766 Fax: 2162788988
Website: http://www.shanghai.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/cn/index_cn.htm
2. Japanese Consulate in Shengyang, China
Phone: +86-24-2322-7490 Fax: 2423222394
Website: http://www.shenyang.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/cn/index.htm
3. Japanese Embassy in Vientiane, Laos
Phone: +856 21 41 4400 Fax: 21414406
Website: http://www.la.emb-japan.go.jp/
4. Japanese Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66-2-207-8500 Fax: 22078510
Website: http://www.th.emb-japan.go.jp/en/
Email: jis@bg.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Phone: +66-53-203367 Fax: 53203373
Website: http://www.chiangmai.th.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: culture@tm.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TEN: NOVEMBER 4 – 10
1. Japanese Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone: (62-21) 31924308 Fax: 2131925460
Website: http://www.id.emb-japan.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Makassar, Indonesia
Phone: +62-411-871030 / 872323 Fax: 411853946
Website: http://www.id.emb-japan.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Denpasar, Indonesia
Phone: +62-361-227628 Fax: 361265066
Website: http://www.id.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: denpasar@dp.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Surabaya, Indonesia
Phone: (62-31)503-0008 Fax: 315030037
Website: http://www.id.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: konjenjpn_sby@sb.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Medan, Indonesia
Phone: +62-61-457-5193 Fax: 614574560
Website: http://www.id.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: Konjen@mn.mofa.go.jp

WEEK ELEVEN: NOVEMBER 11 – 17
1. Japanese Embassy in Singapore
Phone: +65-62358855 Fax: 67331039
Website: http://www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryoji@sn.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: (60)3-2177-2600 2314 Fax: 321672314, 321414593
Website: http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryo@kl.mofa.go.jp, jis@kl.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Phone: +60-7-221-7621 Fax: 72217629
Website: http://www.my.emb-japan.go.jp/English/KK_JB.htm#JB
4. Japanese Consulate in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Phone: +60-88-254169 Fax: 88236632
Website: http://www.kotakinabalu.my.emb-japan.go.jp/en/index.html
Email: ryoji@kl.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +60-4-226-3030 Fax: 42261030
Website: http://www.penang.my.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: cgjp@pe.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TWELVE: NOVEMBER 18 – 24
1. Japanese Embassy in New Delhi, India
Phone: (+91-11) 2687-6564, 2687-6581 Fax: 1126885587
Website: http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: jpembjic@nd.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Bangalore, India
Phone: (91-80) 4064-9999 Fax: 8041660114
Website: http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp/Contact_Us/bangalore.html
3. Japanese Consulate in Chennai, India
Phone: (91-44)2432-3860~3 Fax: 4424323859
Website: http://www.chennai.in.emb-japan.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Calcutta, India
Phone: +91-33-2421-1970 Fax: 3324211971
Website: http://www.kolkata.in.emb-japan.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Mumbai, India
Phone: +91-22-2351-7101 Fax: 2223517120
Website: http://www.mumbai.in.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryoji@by.mofa.go.jp
6. Japanese Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone: 880-2-881-0087 Fax: 28826737
Website: http://www.bd.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: eojbd@dc.mofa.go.jp

WEEK THIRTEEN: NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 1
1. Japanese Embassy in Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 495 229-25-20 Fax: 4952292555
Website: http://www.ru.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: japan-info@mw.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Khabarovsk, Russia
Phone: +7(4212)41-30-48 Fax: 4212413047
Website: http://www.khabarovsk.ru.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: consul@kh.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia
Phone: +7-812-314-1434 Fax: 8127106970
Website: http://www.st-petersburg.ru.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: consul.japan@px.mofa.go.jp, ryoji@px.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Vladivostok, Russia
Phone: +7 (423) 226-74-81 Fax: 4232267578
Website: http://www.vladivostok.ru.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: jpconvl@vl.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Phone: +7 (4242) 72-55-30 Fax: 4242725531
Website: http://www.sakhalin.ru.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: sakhalinjp1@ys.mofa.go.jp

WEEK FOURTEEN: DECEMBER 2 – 8
1. Japanese Embassy in Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 (0)9 686 0200 Fax: 09633012
Website: http://www.fi.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: inquiry@hk.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia
Phone: (372-6) 310-531, 310-532 Fax: 6310533
Website: http://www.ee.emb-japan.go.jp
E-mail: info@ti.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine
Phone: +380-44-490-5500 Fax: 444905502
Website: http://www.ua.emb-japan.go.jp/ukr/index.html
Email: toiawase@kv.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Embassy in Riga, Latvia
Phone: (371)6781-2001 Fax: 67812004
Website: http://www.lv.emb-japan.go.jp
5. Japanese Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 5 231 0462 Fax: 52310461
Website: http://.lt.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@vn.mofa.go.jp

WEEK FIFTEEN: DECEMBER 9 – 15
1. Japanese Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: (359-2) 971-2708, 971-3437 Fax: 29711095
Website: http://www.bg.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: emb-jp-bg@sf.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Bucharest, Romania
Phone: (+40-21) 319-1890 Fax: 213191895, 213191896
Website: http://www.ro.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: embassy@bu.mofa.go.jp, culture@bu.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in Athens, Greece
Phone: +30-210-670-9900 Fax: 2106709980
Website: http://www.gr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: embjapan@at.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Embassy in Ankara, Turkey*
Phone: +90-312-446-0500 Fax: 3124371812, 3124372504 *Use FreePopFax.com
Website: http://www.tr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryoji@an.mofa.go.jp, ekonomi@an.mofa.go.jp, culture@an.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey*
Phone: +90-212-317-4600 Fax: 2123174604 *Use FreePopFax.com
Website: http://www.istanbul.tr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryoji@it.mofa.go.jp, culture@it.mofa.go.jp

WEEK SIXTEEN: DECEMBER 16 – 22
1. Japanese Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone: +972-03-6957292 Fax: 36910516
Website: http://www.israel.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@tl.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Amman, Jordan
Phone: +962-6-593-2005 Fax: 65931006
Website: http://www.jordan.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: culture@am.mofa.go.jp, consular@am.mofa.go.jp, economic@am.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Representative Office in Ramallah, Palestine
Phone: 970 (2) 241-3120 Fax: 22413123
Website: http://www.ps.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: repjapan@mofa.go.jp, info.palestine@mofa.go.jp

WEEK SEVENTEEN: DECEMBER 23 – 29
Operation Embassy PowerFax Break

WEEK EIGHTEEN: DECEMBER 30 – JANUARY 5
Operation Embassy PowerFax Break

WEEK NINETEEN: JANUARY 6 – 12
1. Japanese Embassy in Oslo, Norway
Phone: + 47 22 99 16 00 Fax: 22442505
Website: http://www.no.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@os.mofa.go.jp, ryouji@os.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 08-579 353 00 Fax: 86618820
Website: http://www.se.emb-japan.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone: (+45) 33 11 33 44 Fax: 33113377
Website: http://www.dk.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@ch.mofa.go.jp, info.cph@ch.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands
Phone: +31-70-3469544 Fax: 703106341
Website: http://www.nl.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@hg.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Embassy in Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-(0)2-513-2340 Fax: 25131556
Website: http://www.be.emb-japan.go.jp/english/index.html

WEEK TWENTY: JANUARY 13 – 19
1. Japanese Embassy in Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48-22-696-5000 Fax: 226965001
Website: http://www.pl.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info-cul@wr.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic
Phone: (420-2)5753-3546, 5701-1011 Fax: 257532377
Website: http://www.cz.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryoji@ph.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in Bratislava, Slovak Republic*
Phone: +421 2 5980 0100 Fax: 254432771 *Choose Slovakia dropdown list for country code 421.
Website: http://www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@bv.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Embassy in Wien, Austria
Phone: +43-1-531 92 0 Fax: 15320590
Website: http://www.at.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@wi.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Embassy in Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36-1-398-3100 Fax: 12751281
Website: http://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: political@bp.mofa.go.jp, economic@bp.mofa.go.jp, culture@bp.mofa.go.jp, administration@bp.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TWENTY-ONE: JANUARY 20 – 26
1. Japanese Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: (386)1-2008281, 1-2008282 Fax: 12511822
Website: http://www.si.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@s2.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385-1-4870-650 Fax: 14667334
Website: http://www.hr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: politics-economy@zr.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in Rome, Italy
Phone: +39-06487991 Fax: 064873316
Website: http://www.it.emb-japan.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Milan, Italy
Phone: +39-026241141 Fax: 026597201
Website: http://www.milano.it.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@ml.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Embassy in Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Phone: (352)4641511 Fax: 464176
Website: http://www.lu.emb-japan.go.jp/index_f.html
Email: embjapan@lx.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TWENTY-TWO: JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 2
1. Japanese Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49-30-210940 Fax: 3021094222
Website: http://www.de.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@bo.mofa.go.jp, japanese-info@bo.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Dusseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49(0)211-164820 Fax: 211357650, 2111648246
Website: http://www.dus.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: k2@ds.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49-69-2385730 Fax: 69230531
Website: http://www.frankfurt.de.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: zentrale@fu.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49-40-3330170 Fax: 4030399915
Website: http://www.hamburg.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: hh-konsulat@bo.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Munich, Germany
Phone: +49-89-4176040 Fax: 894705710
Website: http://www.muenchen.de.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@mu.mofa.go.jp, kultur@mu.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TWENTY-THREE: FEBRUARY 3 – 9
1. Japanese Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
Phone: (+41) (0)31-300 22 22 Fax: 313002255
Website: http://www.ch.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: eojs@br.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41-22-716-9900 Fax: 227169901
Website: http://www.geneve.ch.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: consulate@br.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in Madrid, Spain
Phone: (34)91-590-7600 Fax: 915901321
Website: http://www.es.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: embjapon@md.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Barcelona, Spain
Phone: (34)93-280-3433 Fax: 932804496
Website: http://www.barcelona.es.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: consuladobcn@bc.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Las Palmas, Spain
Phone: (34)928-24-4012, 3466 Fax: 928297290

WEEK TWENTY-FOUR: FEBRUARY 10 – 16
1. Japanese Embassy in Paris, France
Phone: +33-1-5798-6200 Fax: 357986206
Website: http://www.fr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: consul@ps.mofa.go.jp, info-fr@ps.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Marseille, France
Phone: (33-4)91-16-81-81 Fax: 491725546
Website: http://www.marseille.fr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: consulatjapon.marseille@my.mofa.go.jp, cgm8@my.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Strasbourg, France
Phone: (33-3)88-52-85-00 Fax: 388226239
Website: http://www.strasbourg.fr.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: consulat-jpj-stras@s6.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Lyon, France
Phone: 33-4-37-47-55-00 Fax: 478938441
Website: http://www.lyon.fr.emb-japan.go.jp/fr
5. Japanese Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: +351-21-3110560 Fax: 213537600; 213543975
Website: http://www.pt.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: cultural@lb.mofa.go.jp, economia@lb.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TWENTY-FIVE: FEBRUARY 17 – 23
1. Japanese Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone: (354)510-8600 Fax: 5108605
Website: http://www.is.emb-japan.go.jp/index.html
Email: japan@rk.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Embassy in Dublin, Ireland
Phone: +353-1-202-8300 Fax: 012838726
Website: http://www.ie.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: consular@ir.mofa.go.jp, cultural@ir.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-20-7465-6500 Fax: 2074919348
Website: http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@ld.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-131-225-4777 Fax: 1312254828
Website: http://www.edinburgh.uk.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ryoji@ed.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TWENTY-SIX: FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 2
1. Japanese Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
Phone: +27-(0)12-452-1500 Fax: 124603800
Website: http://www.za.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@pr.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa
Phone: +27-(0)21-425-1695 Fax: 214182116
3. Japanese Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: +260-211-251555 Fax: 211254425
Website: http://www.zm.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: jez@lu.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: +263-4-250025 Fax: 4250111
Website: http://www.zw.emb-japan.go.jp

WEEK TWENTY-SEVEN: MARCH 3 – 9
1. Japanese Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil
Phone: +55 (61) 3442-4200 Fax: 6134429051
Website: http://www.br.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: comunicacaojapao@bs.mofa.go.jp
2. Japanese Consulate in Recife, Brazil
Phone: +55-81-3465-9115 Fax: 8134659140
Website: http://www.br.emb-japan.go.jp/recife.html
Email: cjr@bs.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in Belem, Brazil
Phone: 55-91-3249-3344 Fax: 9132491016
Website: http://www.belem.br.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: conjabel@bm.mofa.go.jp, belem.consul@bm.mofa.go.jp
4. Japanese Consulate in Curitiba, Brazil
Phone: +55 (41) 3322-4919 Fax: 4132220499
Website: http://www.curitiba.br.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: cgjcuritiba@c1.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Consulate in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Phone: +55(51)3334-1299 Fax: 5133341742
Website: http://www.curitiba.br.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: cjpoa@c1.mofa.go.jp

WEEK TWENTY-EIGHT: MARCH 10 – 16
1. Japanese Consulate in Manaus, Brazil
Phone: (92) 3232-2000 Fax: (92) 3232-6073
Website: http://www.manaus.br.emb-japan.go.jp/home.html
2. Japanese Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone: +55-21-3461-9595 Fax: 2132352241
Website: http://www.rio.br.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: ecopolcgj@ri.mofa.go.jp, consular@ri.mofa.go.jp, cultural@ri.mofa.go.jp
3. Japanese Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil
Phone: 011-3254-0100 Fax: 1132510110
Website: http://www.sp.br.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: info@jbac-world.com
4. Japanese Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (54-11) 4318-8200 Fax: 1143188220
Website: http://www.ar.emb-japan.go.jp
Email: aishikan@bn.mofa.go.jp
5. Japanese Embassy in Santiago, Chile
Phone: +56-2-232-1807 Fax: 22321812, 24217574
Website: http://www.cl.emb-japan.go.jp/
Email: contactoembajadajapon@sg.mofa.go.jp


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Defend the Sea Lions on the Columbia River

Call of the Cove is using the off season of the Dolphin Drive Hunt in Taiji to focus on the Dam Guardians’ Sea Lion Defense Campaign at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River and in Astoria, Oregon in the United States.

We ask that everyone use their same voices to help put a stop to the hazing, branding, and killing of federally protected sea lions, who have been wrongly accused of overeating salmon, when in fact the Bonneville Dam accounts for 17% of salmon deaths and commercial/sport/native fishing accounts for another 17% of salmon deaths along the Columbia River each year, while sea lions only eat 1 to 4% of the salmon population for their survival.

For further education on the topic, please click here. Please note that there are graphic images of branded sea lions on this website.

VOICE YOUR OPINION TO CONGRESS:
Tell Congress to oppose House Resolution 1308 by clicking here and clicking the OPPOSE button on POPVOX, a website that bridges the gap between the input the public wants to provide and the information Members of Congress want and need to receive. H.R. 1308 would further amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act to permit the annual killing of sea lions.

CONTACT THE GOVERNORS OF OREGON AND WASHINGTON:
Urge them to find alternative solutions to save endangered salmon and to immediately halt the lethal removal of California sea lions at the Bonneville Dam:

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
State Capitol Building
900 Court Street
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-378-4582
Fax: 503-378-6827
Internet: www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/RequestAssistance.aspx
Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnkitzhaber
Twitter: @GovKitz

Washington Governor Jay Inslee
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
Phone: 360-902-4111
Fax: 360-753-4110
Internet: www.governor.wa.gov/contact/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WaStateGov
Twitter: @GovInslee

PETITIONS TO SIGN AND SHARE:
STOP Hazing, Branding and Killing Columbia River Sea Lions – SignOn.org

Stop the “hazing” of sea lions – Avaaz.org

No Permits to Shoot Sea Lions – thepetitionsite.com

***JUST ADDED*** Stop the killing of California Sea Lions for eating fish. – thepetitionsite.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow the @DamGuardians on Twitter. When tweeting, please use the hashtag #DamTweet to create awareness about the campaign.

Click here to follow Sea Shepherd USA on Facebook, and like their page for Dam Guardian updates.

If you’re a Facebook user, please join the event Rock the #DamTweet for Sea Lions and take daily actions to end the cruel and unjust sea lion cull at Bonneville Dam.

If you have a dog (or dogs), please consider participating in this photo campaign: LAND DOGS 4 SEA DOGS!

SHORTHAND:
You may see the following acronyms used on social media. Here is what they mean:
CSLs = California Sea Lions
CRITFC = Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
ODFW = Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
WDFW = Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

MEDIA:
Click here to read “Dam Guardian campaign underway at Bonneville Dam” on Digital Journal.

YOUTH:
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and teachers: Please visit the Dam Guardians’ Kids Page for ways that youth can stop the sea lion cull at Bonneville Dam. Please note there is an image of a branded sea lion at the top of the page, so please review before sharing the page with the youth in your life.

Please consider a donation to Sea Shepherd to assist in their efforts to defend sea lions at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River and in Astoria, Oregon.

If you have anything you would like to contribute to this website, please contact us at cove@pitbullinteractive.com.


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Call To Action

FEATURED CALL TO ACTION: (Takes less than 1 minute)

Please add your name to Olympic Committee: Please respectfully challenge Tokyo bid due to Taiji Dolphin Hunt and invite your friends and family to add their names.

FEATURED CALL TO ACTION: (Takes less than 1 minute)

Sign this petition asking Yahoo! to stop selling dolphin and whale meat.

Share on your Twitter — suggested copy:
Please join me in signing this petition to @Yahoo to stop selling dolphin and whale meat. http://chn.ge/xJ2PHE #tweet4taiji

Share on your Facebook — suggested copy:
Did you know that Yahoo! profits from the sale of harmful dolphin & whale meat products that come from the killing cove in Taiji, Japan? Join me in telling Yahoo! to stop by signing this Change.org petition, and please share it with everyone you know. We need a victory for the dolphins. http://chn.ge/xJ2PHE

FEATURED CALL TO ACTION: (Takes less than 10 minutes a week.)

Please participate in OPERATION JAPAN EMBASSY POWERFAX FOR TAIJI DOLPHINS. Please spread the word by sharing this document, so that there is strength in numbers for this campaign. All instructions, a sample letter to fax, and whom to fax are available via this document.

FEATURED CALL TO ACTION: (Takes less than 5 seconds)

Please join the Call of the Cove Facebook page which has been set up to support our call-to action communication efforts from our website and Twitter. We highly recommend the Facebook pages of Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Page (official), Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project and Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project Taiji Cove Monitors Page as the main resources for day-to-day activity, but if you are lending your voice in our aligned daily efforts to spread the word about the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, please join us here as well.

PARTICIPATE IN AN UPCOMING PROTEST:

SANTIAGO, CHILE: Taiji, El Mundo Entero Te Observa
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Click here for event details.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM: Taiji Action Day for Dolphins 2013
Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, 2013
Click here for event details.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Demonstration against captivity of Cetaceans in Europe!
Friday, June 28, 2013
Click here for event details.

Subject to change.