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Mayor of Taiji, Japan protests ‘The Cove’ Oscar win

Kazutaka Sangen, the mayor of the Japanese town whose annual dolphin hunt is the topic of Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, has stated that the hunt is both legal and a tradition that needs to be respected, according to Reuters. A Japanese distributor will release a slightly modified version of the film in Japanese cities this year.
March 8, 2010

Kazutaka Sangen, the mayor of the Japanese town whose annual dolphin hunt is the topic of Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, has stated that the hunt is both legal and a tradition that needs to be respected, according to Reuters. A Japanese distributor will release a slightly modified version of the film in Japanese cities this year.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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