The rapacious whaling pac-men from the land of the rising sun are upset because they didn’t get their way at the international whaling commission.
They failed by two votes to introduce secret ballots (to make it easier for wavering delegates to vote for whaling without the public shame), branded the IWC a “waste of time”, and threatened to leave.
Joji Morishita spat the dummy. Bribing all those small third world countries for their votes is such hard work, and costs him and his grisly butcher “scientific whalers” a lot of money.
Those who have evolved beyond making sushi out of the largest mammal that ever lived need to be vigilant and turn up the heat. Winning a few votes at the IWC is not enough.