Friday, March 19, 2010

We won!

As far as I remember, this is perhaps the first time for Japan to win against the coalition of US and European countries in international negotiation.

I'm sorry, but we love fatty tuna. In the West, salmon is the main fish for sushi, but it is tuna in Japan. Imagine, say, Japan claimed for banning the export of salmon because of overfishing. Would you accept that?

Continental Europe tends to believe in paternalistic government intervention like banning a certain kind of economic activities. Why don't they believe in the responsible behavior of private agents? Japanese fishers have been observing the quota for fishing tuna.

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