I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I can’t comment on it, but I’d like to say that is not in fact a big huge secret in Japan that whaling continues unabated here. Whalemeat (or more likely, dolphin meat) is widely available, even in my local supermarket. It’s not very popular though, and most people can take it or leave it, which leaves me wondering why on earth the Japan cling to their defense of whaling for traditional/nutritional reasons when they have so many other sources of protein available. On the other hand, many Japanese are genuinely puzzled by the emotional Western opposition to whaling. Sometimes they ask me, what’s the difference between rounding up and killing whales and dolphins, and doing the same to cows, pigs and sheep? Why is one okay, but not the other? I have yet to formulate a satisfactory answer.