Why the Japanese just won’t let up with the whaling thing…

Many moons ago, this happened to a bunch of Japanese bigwigs and as losing face doesn’t get much worse than losing your fish’s derriere to a whale, they got their heads together and vowed that this must NEVER happen again.

And because they were so important, word of this pledge got around and the Japanese, sticking to that part of the honour code that states you kick one of us, we all limp, rose up as one to ensure those pesky whales would henceforth be too busy dodging harpoons to go spoiling a man’s fishing…

That’s my theory, anyway.

[Thanks to Fishing for History for the lead]

 

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