I know that whaling is very popular in japan and that working to stop it. the most common type of whale that is targetted for whaling is the baleen whale. The Baji whale is also a target in fact there is said to be only 300 baji whales left. A lot of wildlife societies in america are are trying to get japan to stop what they are doing but people in japan are very stubborn about the matter of whaling. They use the blubber for coats and use the meat for foods.