By YUMI NAKAYAMA/ Staff Writer
July 23, 2021 at 07:10 JST
The inscription on the memorial set up in the Lakeside Park Notoro camping site in Abashiri, Hokkaido, reads: “Korin, a wild beluga whale that lived in Lake Notoroko for five years and enjoyed interactions with humans, rests in peace in this lake.” The kanji word for “bond” is also inscribed. (Yoichi Ishigaki)
ABASHIRI, Hokkaido--Fisherman Yoichi Ishigaki has such fond memories of a lone but sociable beluga whale he bonded with while battling cancer that he erected a memorial to his “friend” after it met with an apparent boating accident. [Read More]
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