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Supporting membership

Aiming to contribute to the appropriate management and utilization of marine fisheries resources, the Institute of Cetacean Research activities include the gathering and provision of research materials, monitoring international developments related to whales and whaling, the whale research programs under special permit, whale sighting surveys, and other legal and social science research related to whale resources.

On the other hand, in the last few years the Institute of Cetacean Research has been facing an increasingly drastic environment which includes growing pressure from the antiwhaling camp and harassment and sabotage against our research vessels still occurring in the Antarctic.

For the continuation of our ongoing research activities, your support is necessary. The Institute of Cetacean Research welcomes your backup through supporting membership. If you would like to sponsor ICR in this way, you may become either a group/corporate or an individual supporting member.

Who may become a supporting member?

Any legal or individual person who agrees to comply with the Institute of Cetacean Research Supporting Membership regulations may become a member.


Group (Corporate) member (one subscription unit): 10,000 JPY per year
Individual member (one subscription unit): 2,000 JPY per year


Sending of the Geiken Tsushin quarterly newsletter (in Japanese only). Only applicable if you live in Japan: Sending of member-only information regarding the sale of small-cut whale meat.

How to apply

1. To become a supporting member, please send us your name, zip code, address and telephone number by e-mail or fax.
2. After receiving the above data we will mail you a postal payment form.
3. Once we have confirmed your payment the application process is completed.

(Personal information privacy policy: Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you. Your personal information such as name, zip code, address, and telephone number provided to us during your application process for membership will be used by us only for the purpose of mailing you the information stated in the paragraph "Benefits" above).

Further information

The Institute of Cetacean Research
General Affairs Department

Toyomi Shinko Bldg., 5 F,
4-5 Toyomi-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0055
Tel: 03-3536-6521
Fax: 03-3536-6522
E-mail: webmaster@icrwhale.org

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