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Workers lift 40-kg bluefin tuna from a fishing boat in Sakaiminato port. (Takaaki Yorimitsu)

FUTURE OF TUNA: Fishermen teaming up to preserve stocks

June 15, 2015

Editor's note: This is the first story of a three-part series from The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE on current issues facing tuna fishing in Japan.

Specimens of bluefin tuna shortly after hatching (Takaaki Yorimitsu)

FUTURE OF TUNA: Researchers continuing to pursue 'holy grail' of...

June 17, 2015

The supply of tasty bluefin tuna is dwindling, yet demand is as strong as ever. This is the dilemma facing fishermen at sea who recognize the need to conserve precious tuna...

Dealers check frozen tuna before auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo's Chuo Ward. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

FUTURE OF TUNA: Japan's appetite for fatty 'toro' triggered by...

June 19, 2015

Japan's ravenous appetite for bluefin tuna in many ways mirrors key trends in the country's postwar period.

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GAMARJOBAT: Japanese pantomime duo spreads laughter around the...

December 06, 2013

Editor’s Note: Gamarjobat, a wordless comedy double-act who perform around the world, will now appear in The Asahi Shimbun as our “silent supporters.” Their comedy videos, inspired by GLOBE feature stories, will be...