Japanese Whalers vs. Greenpeace

How ironic is this?
“Imagine you’re the skipper of the mother ship of a Japanese whaling fleet. A massive fire disables the ship’s engines in the frigid waters off Antarctica, and one of your crew goes missing. Who would you least like to hear from right now? That’s right — Greenpeace.”
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So why are these Greenpeacers so upset at the Japanese? The answer may be here >> [Warning: this is not kid friendly stuff!]
In my eyes, this whaling junk is going to hurt all of Brand Japan. Sort of like our misadventure in Iraq has hurt Brand USA…
Surely Japan can do better.