- "Really? They eat the dolphins?"
- "Yeah they eat them, they kill about 500 a year, basically."
- "So the Japanese eat the dolphins..." she repeats, grimacing to the camera afterwards.
- "Yeah, but there's this good guy, his name is Joe Morita, he owns Sony Corporation, so he donated a lot of money to having these dolphins sent to Palau.". That's Joe Morita, eldest son of the founder of SONY Akio Morita, who in 1946 cofounded what would become Sony Corp. with an investment of 190,000 yen ( $500).
Early in 2001, his son Joe completed Dolphins Pacific, a $2.5 million nonprofit dolphin park in Palau on the west end of Micronesia; ten imported Japanese dolphins live in an enclosed natural water narrows among several islands where guests can participate in dolphin swims. He has been quoted as saying, "Actually, I had no intention of creating a fishing lodge or a dolphin park," but he has had some crazy business ideas in the past that worked. Although this dolphin facility is "non-profit", there are plans for a "for-profit" hotel to be erected on the property.