College serves students fish that can cause uncontrollable bowel...
An oilfish (Provided by the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium)
NAGOYA--A college here promised to never again feed students a deep-sea fish that can trigger uncontrollable bowel movements and has been banned from markets since causing a...
Tie-up aims to achieve world first in commercial production of...
Provided by Toyota Tsusho Corp.
Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Kinki University have agreed to tie up to start mass farming of bluefin tuna hatchings in Japan.
PHOTO: Rare and venomous golden demon stinger newest star at Kyoto ...
The rare golden demon stinger fish recently acquired by the Kyoto Aquarium (Noboru Tomura)
KYOTO--A rare golden demon stinger caught in local waters in May has become quite the draw at the Kyoto Aquarium in Shimogyo Ward.
Fish from Iwaki sold at Tsukiji for first time since nuclear crisis
Willowy flounder caught off Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, are traded at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on May 9. (Makiko Ikenaga)
Fishery products from Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, were traded at Tokyo’s bustling Tsukiji fish market for the first time on May 9 since the disaster began to unfurl at the...
Fish with very high levels of cesium found near Fukushima
Fishermen sort their catches after test fishing to obtain samples off the coast of northern Fukushima Prefecture in September. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A fish contaminated with extremely high levels of radiation was found in waters near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a government-affiliated research...
To tickle the taste buds, try farmed fish raised on local...
Japanese amberjack raised with feed containing "sudachi" citrus fruit at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Sept. 20 (Hikaru Uchida)
Farmed fish raised on a special diet that contains local regional specialties such as “yuzu” citrus fruit, herbs and ume Japanese apricot are winning converts across Japan.
'Edokko' research device snaps images of fish at nearly 8,000...
One of the Edokko No. 1 research devices photographs a deep-water fish called "Yomino Ashiro" on the seabed at a depth of 7,816 meters, 200 kilometers off the coast of the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture. (Provided by the Edokko No. 1 project promotion committee)
Unmanned deep-sea research devices jointly developed by backstreet factories in Tokyo took pictures of fish nearly 8,000 meters below the sea surface in the Japan Trench.
Fish growers turn to citrus fruits to add flavor, fight imports
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SAIKI, Oita Prefecture--Fish growers here turned to a locally grown citrus fruit to survive the intensifying competition from South Korea.
Japanese tuna dealers fret over supplies after new regulations
Workers from a company affiliated with major trading house Sojitz Corp. farm tuna in Matsuura, Nagasaki Prefecture, in July. (Toru Nakagawa)
Fishmongers in Japan are growing increasingly concerned about their ability to secure stable supplies of Pacific bluefin tuna, as harvesting the popular sushi staple is...
New device tests food for radioactive content more efficiently
A worker at the Ishinomaki Fish Market uses the device developed by Tohoku University to test fish for radioactive content in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Aug. 30. (Toru Furusho)
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Researchers have developed a device that can determine radioactive content levels in fish and other food products without having to destroy them...
PHOTO: Heat wave threatens cold-water fish
Yamame trout avoid the heat in the Kannagawa river in Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, by gathering at spot where cold well water flows into the river. (Hiroshi Kawai)
UENO, Gunma Prefecture--Soaring temperatures have driven Japanese trout species on a desperate, gasping search to find cold water.
Scientists: Coelacanths slow to evolve since prehistoric days
A young coelacanth (Provided by Norihiro Okada)
The mysterious coelacanth--once thought to have been extinct for tens of millions of years before resurfacing in 1938--is giving researchers an intriguing insight into the...
Scientists identify the sensor that tells fish when to spawn
Masu salmon (Provided by Takashi Yoshimura)
NAGOYA--Researchers say they have discovered for the first time the mechanism that enables fish to sense the seasons, but more importantly, tells them when it is time to spawn.
Mass puffer spawning follows moon motion
A mass of grass puffers spawn along the shoreline on June 10 in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture. (Yusaku Kanagawa)
Guided by the motion of the moon, hundreds of grass puffer fish crowded along the shoreline to spawn in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, on June 10.
Emperor publishes entry in encyclopedia on fish species in Japan
Emperor Akihito makes a toast during an event in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on April 22 to celebrate the publication of "Fishes of Japan with Pictorial Keys to the Species, Third Edition," an illustrated book on ichthyological taxonomy. (Pool)
Emperor Akihito and co-authors of an encyclopedic work on fish species in Japan celebrated publication of the latest illustrated set of volumes at an event held in Tokyo's...
Record radioactivity found in Fukushima fish
The port of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, seen in July 2012, where the highly radioactive fish was caught. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A new all-time high radiation level has been detected in a fish near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Record cesium level found in Fukushima fish
The port of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in July 2012 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A record concentration of radioactive cesium--5,100 times the government's food safety standard--was detected in a fish caught near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant,...
Record radioactive cesium levels found in Fukushima rockfish
A record concentration of radioactive cesium was found in this rockfish. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
A rockfish caught in the port of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was found to have radioactive cesium 2,540 times the government's safety standard for foodstuffs, Tokyo ...
Worries over highly radioactive fish prompt study
Fishers on June 14 return to a fishing port in Fukushima Prefecture from a trial fishing operation with a haul of octopuses and shellfish. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Persistently high radioactivity in some fish caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant has sparked a government investigation into the physiological basis for contamination...
Cesium levels in fish off Fukushima not dropping
Octopus caught off Fukushima Prefecture is sold in Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on Aug. 2. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Radioactive cesium levels in most kinds of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima haven't declined in the year following Japan's nuclear disaster, a signal that the seafloor or ...