Joji Morishita, Japan Fisheries Agency Counsellor
Counsellor, Japan Fisheries Agency
The speech and Q & A will be in English.Description:
Japan's top government spokesman for whaling, Joji Morishita is well known at International Whaling Commission conferences around the world. On Jan. 20, he'll speak on developments since the last IWC meeting in July 2008, on the Japanese whaling fleet currently in Antarctic waters and on Japan's relationship with antiwhaling activists on the "Sea Shepherd". Morishita's FCCJ appearance also comes on the eve of the premiere at the Sundance Film Festival of a documentary on the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Wakayama, in which he makes a brief appearance defending the fishermen.
Morishita holds a Masters of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a B.S., Fisheries Science, from Kyoto University. Morishita's career with the Japanese Fisheries Agency stretches back to 1982, unbroken apart from a three year hiatus when he served as Fisheries Attache at the embassy of Japan in Washington.
Sandwich Plate:Smoked salmon, avocado, lettuce & dill cream cheese on rye with tomato pickles.
Hot Plate: Parmesan crumbed baked chicken breast with tomato cream sauce & seasonal salad.