"We urge all countries, especially our friends in Japan, to bring their whaling programs to an end."
- MALCOLM TURNBULAustralian Environment Minister, in a YouTube video his government posted asking Japan to reform its whaling policies
"We'll be No. 1 in Japan this year for sure."
- A FAN OF THE HANSHIN TIGERS,a Japanese baseball team. A statue of KFC founder Colonel Sanders was recovered from a river 24 years after it was thrown in following the team's last national championship. The Tigers hope the statue will break the "curse of Colonel Sanders"
"I have to say we are facing the risk of a very severe electricity shortage."
- YUKIO EDANOJapan's economy, trade and industry minister. On Saturday, when the Hokkaido electric power company shuts its Tomari reactor for maintenance, Japan will be without a single working nuclear reactor.
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