Whale Trial - Behind the Scenes: Blow Tie

Photo | June 8, 2010

Defence counsel lawyer Kazuo Hizumi wears a whale-embossed tie to court in recognition of what his clients have risked their freedom to defend. All of the defence counsel have similar ties as a reminder that this case is as much about ending whaling as it is about defending human rights, and increasing the quality of Japan’s justice system, and by extension - its democracy.