Whale of a taste for tourists in Tokyo

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Whale meat salad is served at the Ebisu whale meat festival in Tokyo. The event aims to introduce foreigners to whale meat. Japan skirts an international ban on whale hunting, saying the animals are caught for science. Meat from the hunts often ends up on dining tables.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2015, with the headline 'Whale of a taste for tourists in Tokyo'. Print Edition | Subscribe