"Taiji or Bust!" Free Dolphins!
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Taiji or Bustwww.facebook.com/yoshisproject

 2017 dolphin hunting season has started.

Too many dolphins have already disappeared from the face of the earth.

I spent almost 6 months in Taiji last year and reported what was going on to all over the world.

I will do it this year again but I will go to Taiji as an independent this season.


I am committed being your eyes and ears more than ever but this time, I would like to try the little different approach.


Rather than just saying 'no' I will try and change peoples perceptions by promoting the beauty of dolphins in the wild.

Japan has many great spots to watch wild dolphins and whales.
I want people to know the encounter with wild dolphins in Japan is more common than they think.
Japanese people don't need to go to some tropical islands to enjoy wild dolphins.

Somehow it is hidden from not only Japanese people but also from people around the world.

I want to let Japanese people and people all over the world know about this Japanese hidden treasure.Dolphin

If more people are exposed to wild dolphins, they might stay away from captive dolphins in aquariums.
If more people cherish the wildlife exist in our own country, there might be a chance to give those people clinging to so-called tradition new perspective.


Furthermore, the growth of Japanese whale/dolphin watching-business will give foreigners who visiting Japan during 2020 Olympics one more reason to enjoy Japan.

One stone kills... well, you got the idea.


... and here comes my big announcement.


I am going to Taiji... on foot.
Yes, you read it right.


It's about 600 km / 370 miles from my hometown to Taiji.
I don't know how long it takes, to be honest.
It will be a long way to get there. I need to climb some mountains too.

I'm planning to distribute flyers explaining how to enjoy wild dolphins.
I am going to encourage people to explore and experience the beautiful nature we have right here in our own backyard.

At the same time, I would like to educate people about animal cruelty.

I will do my best. I will do it to make the change.

I call this "Taiji or bust campaign."

I will keep in touch with you all the way to Taiji through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

I know you think I'm crazy, but if you have even small mercy for me, please support me.
Encouragement, messages, suggestions, and advice always helps me to be motivated.

I need your support more than ever.

I am leaving on October 22nd.

Thank you.Yoshi's Project

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