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ISANA
ISANA is the joint publication of the Japan Fisheries Association and the Japan Whaling Association.

The title of this journal "ISANA" is a word in the ancient Japanese language.

ISANA is composed of two Chinese characters, the first one means "brave" and the second one means "fish."

"Brave Fish" pronounced "ISANA" in Japanese denotes "a whale." The whale to the Japanese in the ancient times was a kind of fish, and this fish was thought to be "brave" and "great." Because of this image of the whale, whale meat was served at the happy and felicitous occasions such as weddings, and other communal festivities.
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  ISANA Dec. 2007 No.34
ISANA Dec. 2007 No.34 (HTML version)

  1. Whale Strandings in Hokkaido
    Takashi Matsuishi
    (Representative Stranding Network Hokkaido)
    (Associate Professor Faculty of Fisheries Sciences Hokkaido University)


  2. Whale dishes recommended
    Chizue Yamagiwa (Cooking expert)


  3. New relationships between whales and humans
    Mitsuki Sasaki (2nd grade Aoba Junior High School in Ishinomaki City)
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  ISANA Jan. 2007 No.33
ISANA Jan. 2007 No.33 (HTML version)

  1. Celebrating the Centenary of Modern Whaling in Ayukawa
    Kimio Doi (Mayor Ishinomaki City)


  2. To preserve whale dietary culture is another form of the slow food movement
    Natsu Shimamura (Writer)


  3. Attending the IWC meeting in St. Kitts and Nevis
    Naoya Tanikawa (Associate Professor Chuo Gakuin University)
  ISANA Dec. 2005 No.32
ISANA Dec. 2005 No.32 (HTML version)

  1. The Takayama Festival and Whale Baleen
    Toshikazu Nakabayashi


  2. What Is Intended by Hunting Prohibition
    Kiyohiko Ikeda


  3. Alaska Native, Eskimo Whaling
    Shingo Takazawa
  ISANA Jun. 2005 No.31
ISANA Jun. 2005 No.31 (HTML version)

  1. Adoration of Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Whaling Issue
    Susumu Akiyama


  2. Whales and humans coexist in Japan
    Akihiko Motoki


  3. WHY DO WE NEED MULTI-CULTURE?
    Masashi Nishimura
  ISANA Dec. 2004 No.30
ISANA Dec. 2004 No.30 (HTML version)

  1. Thank you, Whales!
    Kaoru Furukawa


  2. Thank you, whales. I pray for your soul.
    Takashi Ishii


  3. The Future of Sustainable Use
    In the Globalization Environment

    Janice S. Henke
  ISANA Jul. 2004 No.29
ISANA Jul. 2004 No.29 (HTML version)

1. American whaling and the Japanese Archipelago

2. About Whales
  ISANA Dec. 2003 No.28
ISANA Dec. 2003 No.28 (HTML version)

1. Appreciating the Whale Diet Culture Anew

2. Ulsan and Whales

3. Outline of the 2nd Traditional Whaling Summit

4. Recent Activities of NAMMCO
  ISANA Jul. 2003 No.27
ISANA Jul. 2003 No.27 (HTML version)

1.Enjoying the Etymology of Whales

2.Stranded whales in the culture and economy of medieval and early modern Europe

3.Whaling in Korea and issues after the moratorium

4.Homage to Late Mr. Akiyama and Expectation for Prof. Koizumi
  ISANA Dec. 2002 No.26
ISANA Dec. 2002 No.26 (HTML version)

1.WHAT WAS ACHIEVED AT THE SHIMONOSEKI IWC MEETING

2.SHIMONOSEKI AND THE IWC

3.WHALE-HUGGERS' CASE IS UP THE SPOUT

4.GLOBALISM AND THE WHALING ISSUE


5.EATING IS BELIEVING - WHALE DIET CULTURE EXPERIENCE SEMINAR

6.Photo Library - The 54th IWC Meeting in Shimonoseki
  ISANA Dec. 2001 No.25
ISANA Dec. 2001 No.25 (HTML version)

1.IS MAN THE CANCER OF THE EARTH?

2.THE AMERICAN ANTI-WHALING POSITION : WHAT UNDERLIES IT?

3.THERE EXISTED A MIGRATION ROUTE OF THE GRAY WHALE IN THE WEST COAST OF THE JAPANESE ARCHIPELAGO

4.HYPOCRISY IS THE GREATEST LUXURY
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