May 25, 2:36 PM EDT
Media & Culture
Mercury high in dolphin-hunting village
By IBT Staff Reporter on 05/10/10 AT 10:48 PM
Taiji, Japan - The villagers of Taiji were lab tested to have dangerous high mercury levels, likely because of their fondness for dolphin and whale meat. The village has been recently depicted in the Oscar documentary titled The Cove.
Japan town defends dolphin hunt as film debuts
By IBT Staff Reporter on 10/21/09 AT 4:38 PM
Residents of Japanese town defended their annual dolphin hunt on Wednesday as a U.S. documentary showing the event premiered at a Tokyo film festival to a sell-out audience.