Japan, International Whaling Commission, Wales discussed on 1A
If you want to stand up and say, well, I have a different view of how our government should be run. If you're in Sudan, Rhonda, we expect the protests to result in any kind of political change in Sudan. I think in this case. Yes, because there are several things that are different than protests in the past. One. The the pound there has dropped in value to the price of bread and fuel had risen and inflation is killing people there in three the country is not as secure as it was economically because of the creation of south Sudan. So a lot of the oil revenue when the country of south Sudan was created a lot of that oil Weber new is there. So now, he doesn't have that in place to sort of keep you know, people in in in line. So I think you will see some changes what kind of changes, I can't say, but I suspect it will be something to sort of placate people. But I think this will just grow as you as time move forward because you know, again, this is these people are desperate now. All right to other stories that we're watching in Asia and the far east. I there's the. Ongoing effort to help those who are impacted by volcanic eruption last weekend that triggered a massive soon. Nami in Indonesia, more than four hundred and thirty people were killed rescue workers still searching for some of those victims, even a state officials have issued another soon. Nami alert for this weekend. Second we've got Japan's decision this week to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial wailing Atanda. You have any idea why they backtracked on their decision to stop commercial whaling Japan claims basically that first of all this entreaty didn't really fulfilled. What it was supposed to do? It didn't regulate in a proper way in the killing of Wales. The that the Japanese would wanna see they say will we accept the fact that we have to limit it in a limit the number of ways being could a, but still you have to respect the fact that this is part of our economy and part of our tradition. And that's why we want. To continue with this. Now, also, am it wasn't very effective because it was this waiver in in the agreement that allowed Japan to conduct whaling for research purposes. And it's not really clear what kind of research they they conducted. But what is obvious is that the did sell the whale meat afterwards 'em? So basically they were getting three hundred plus Wales year as it is. So it didn't really am the ban wasn't completed. It wasn't effective now dropping out of it. Which was of course, internationally condemned by all activist government would actively that Emma Japan to waiting in its own waters and not in the Arctic or Australia. That leads to the question Rosalind, why bother to drop out of it? Right. If they were already killing whales under this guy's of scientific research and hundreds of them. Anyway, why would Japan sort of thumb its nose at the international community. I mean, we have to remember the reason this moratorium was put in place because a number of whale species were hung hunted to extinction or close to extinction. That's right. You know, I looked up some of the numbers of the whales that Japan would be able to resume targeting or hunting Brady's Wales. And I may be saying that name wrong there about we're not clear how many still exist, but in the southern hemisphere there, maybe two hundred three hundred near extinction whales. Don't breed very often very in high numbers. So this is a very worrisome number of the International Whaling Commission. Also doesn't know how many safe Wales still exist in the northwest Pacific where Japan is there are about twenty. Five thousand minke whales. But again as not on said, they can only go after the oil center within their specific economic fishing zone around the Japanese islands, and they still say they're going to try to help out with a little bit of research..