This book explores the history of the whaling controversy in U.S.-Japan relations, whaling as a resource, the status of whaling in international law, and the policy alternatives confronting Japan, the U.S., and relevant international organizations.
1. Nature of the Whaling Issue in U.S. and Japan 2. Lessons from the History of Sealing and Whaling in Japanese-American Relations 3. The Origin of the International Whaling Commission 4. Failure of Past Regulations and the Future of Whaling 5. Whaling and the Biology of Whales 6. The Whaling Industry in Japan's Economy 7. An Assessment of Man-Made and Natural Changes in the Ocean Environment 8. Ocean Management and the Whale 9. Constructing a Theory of the 200-Mile Economic Zone 10. The 200-Mile Zone in U.S. Ocean Policy 11. The Significance of the 200-Mile Zone for Marine Studies 12. The Changing Structure of International Law on Marine Living Resources 13. Future International Shocks Related to Ocean Food Resources 14. Japanese View Toward the Law of the Sea and Whaling 15. The Great Whales, their Status and Future 16. Policy Proposals on the Whaling Issue: Product of the Japanese-American Deliberations in Two International, Interdisciplinary Conferences