Sorry, but the get a clue line needs to be addressed to yourself and some others here. You are taking this way out of reality!
1. When the Japanese are on the defensive or the offensive, they are not whaling. That could be considered a form of success.
2. The whole point of this show is to bring publicity and attention to their cause. This may or may not be succeeding but who knows. There does seem to be an awful lot of interest in this thread though.
3. I'm sure they are trying to accomplish the above without getting anyone killed or seriously hurt. To think otherwise as some here have suggested only makes themselves look foolish and are putting way more into this show than what is there.
4. Yes the word WAR is in the title and thats what you and some others seem to really expect, my suggestion would be to have a reality check and soon.
5. Animal Planet, not the Military channel, not the History channel. Get the point yet?