Why Whaling?

*Lily Yulianti Farid for Nytid Oslo, Norway (www.nytid.no)

May 2008 Edition

Last summer, a friend of mine offered me kujira tempura, –Japanese words for  deep fried whale meat. It is a seasonal menu here in Japan. Whale is familiar seafood for many Japanese. Asking for “kujira”, the whale for your lunch menu is common as if you order shrimp, lobster or octopus. In here, they also have whale steak as well, meanwhile several primary schools in regional areas across Japan Sea, serve whale meat in their lunch menu, as a part of Japanese long tradition back to 10.000 BC. Continue reading

Mengapa Korea Utara Tak Gentar

Opini Kompas 12 Oktober 2006


Uji coba nuklir bawah tanah Korea Utara, Senin (9/10), disebut kantor berita KCNA sebagai tindakan yang memberi perdamaian dan stabilitas di Semenanjung Korea dan sekitarnya.

Ungkapan ini berlawanan dengan kecaman dari berbagai penjuru dunia. Korea Utara (Korut) dinilai tidak bertanggung jawab, menciptakan instabilitas, mengancam keamanan Asia Timur Laut dan dunia. Continue reading