Kono, owner of Japanese whale meat restaurant, prepares whale sashimi in Tokyo

 
Kono, owner of Japanese whale meat restaurant, prepares whale sashimi in Tokyo
Michio Kono, the owner of whale meat restaurant named 'Hogeisen', meaning whaling ship, slices whale meat in Tokyo January 16, 2008. Among 12 different kinds of dishes, using whales killed in scientific whaling, fried whale meat and sashimi priced at 1360 yen (about $12) are most popular, the restaurant says. Japanese whalers and protesters in the icy Southern Ocean charged each other with "terrorism and piracy" on Wednesday, as two activists remained locked up on a Japanese ship after boarding the vessel in a protest action. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN)