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
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.