After searching the library database with key words such as “Japanese Whaling”, “Eco-terrorism” and “Sea Shepherd”, I found two hits for books. The first book was “Sea Shepherd: My Fight for Whales and Seal” by Paul Watson (President of the Sea Shepherd Conservation group). I found this book first and flipped through it, but it failed to provide much more than a narrative of his early experiences as a conservationist. Although the information is interesting, I do not think it will be much use for my white paper.
The second book was “Japanese Whaling: End of an Era?”. Just looking at the table of contents was telling. This book was going to be way more useful…so I checked it out. The last two chapters look to be the most useful because they discuss the whaling culture in Japan and the whaling companies which can potentially give me a business source for my final argument paper. There is another chapter that discussed the Impacts of the Moratorium on Whalers and their families and nationalism in Japan (a topic I discussed in my first argument paper).
I am happy with my finding because this book discusses Japanese whaling from a Japanese perspective. Searching on the internet has provided me a lot of sources that are anti-Japanese whaling. Some of the Japanese sources are harder to find because they are…in Japanese haha. Anyhow, I feel like I have a great additional source for my white paper.