Takayo was deeply moved upon seeing the plight of the dolphins in Taiji when viewing the Academy Award-winning documentary, "The Cove." Since then she has dedicated her life to saving these and other precious creatures. Takayo has done extensive research on the destruction of sea life and established "One Ocean, One Breath," an organization dedicated to protecting aquatic animals. She has worked tirelessly investigating the illegal sale of whale and dolphin meat in Japan, and has been in constant contact with numerous Taiji officials. Takayo has been chosen to be a representative for Japan at the upcoming Asia Animal Conference. The purpose of this coalition is to have united power to lobby the various organizations and governments that deal with captive dolphins.Takayo has received support from all over the world and is eager to spread the message far beyond Japan."