Really Japan is a country highly technologically evolved and most people do not associate anything bad with this country.
Yet, I do! And so do many others!
We care to know about Taiji, a little Japanese village in which the drive and killing of thousands of dolphins every year happens. This event is taking place for half of the year! Entire families getting driven in the cove and then slaughtered. Video footage of this brutality shows that those animals aren't put to a quick death ("The Cove"). Calves are getting literally dumped back at the sea after having witnessed the murder of their pod. The part in the brain which handles emotions and feelings is more evolved in dolphins than humans. We can't even imagine how we would feel after having watching our family getting butchered down, so we can not understand how these highly sentimental animals suffer!
Oh yes, there is those few dolphins who survive all of this and face now an enslaved life in captivity, forced to perform tricks for us humans!