Opposing the opposition
Many opponents of whale hunting feel that changing the hearts and minds of the Japanese is an important step in ending that country's annual whaling expeditions. Some younger generation Japanese would like to see the hunt end, but they don't know how to express that belief. Japan has a culture which values conformity, and disruption is frowned upon.
Andrew Darby of the Sydney Morning Herald wrote an article about his experience living in Japan, and about how the residents in his town of Taiji reacted to peaceful opposition of a whale hunt. Here's his story.