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Worried about diabetes? Try eating fish or meat before rice
The Asahi Shimbun
To lower the risk of developing diabetes, try eating either fish or meat before tucking into a bowl of rice at mealtimes.
Rare fatty mackerel farmed, marketed in Japan for 1st time
Artificially bred “suma” (eastern little tuna) are harvested from a cultivation preserve off Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, on Jan. 15. (Takashi Azuma)
KUSHIMOTO, Wakayama Prefecture--Artificially bred eastern little tuna, a rare delicacy in Japan, hit store shelves for the first time on Jan. 16.
Scientists tracking endangered pregnant eels from Miyazaki to...
A Japanese eel with a tracking device is prepared for release at a beach in Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, on Dec. 22. (Shogo Ohata)
HYUGA, Miyazaki Prefecture--Pregnant eels tagged with tracking devices were released here for a 2,500-kilometer journey to help scientists unravel the spawning secrets of the...
Test fishing in Fukushima reels in a clean catch fit for a king
Members of a local group catch fish in waters off the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to monitor their radiation levels on Aug. 9. (Naoyuki Takahashi)
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--An aquarium's veterinarian and a team of local volunteers are monitoring radioactive contamination of fish in waters near the crippled Fukushima No....
Scientists develop process to ID fish species present from small...
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Through only a bucket of water, researchers have developed a new analysis method that can determine the species of fish inhabiting surrounding waters in rivers, ponds and seas.
Researchers: Fish are smarter, more socially minded than you think
The Asahi Shimbun
OSAKA--In a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom that fish do not have high cognition abilities, a group of Japanese researchers has found that a species of tropical...
New Sendai aquarium will offer visitors a close-up look at local...
The Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium will feature local marine life living in waters off the Sanriku coast in northeastern Japan. (Yosuke Fukudome)
SENDAI--A new aquarium showcasing some 300 species of local marine life, including a rare blue shark, the only one on exhibit in Japan, is scheduled to open here next month.
Kawasaki man runs 'fish shelter' to reel in invasive species in...
Mitsuaki Yamasaki, who manages a shelter for fish in Kawasaki. The sign says a heated tank for fish. (Tomoyuki Yamamoto)
When Mitsuaki Yamasaki encountered a tearful boy who was about to dump his pet goldfish into the Tamagawa river more than 10 years ago, he decided to take them in.
Missing a fish? You might want to check Tsukiji market's lost and...
Sightseers scan the lost and found board at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market in December 2014, when, being the busiest time of the year, many items that have been found are seen listed under dates in December. The list includes items such as frozen shrimp, surf clam salad, octopus, imitation crab and fresh vegetables. (Toshiyuki Takeya)
A Buddhist text, wads of cash and even a soft-shelled turtle--these are some of the items that have appeared on the lost and found list at the main gate of the Tsukiji Inner...
Ancient fish could see in color, first such discovery in vertebrate
Fossil of Acanthodes bridgei (Provided by Gengo Tanaka)
Fossilized remains of a fish that lived 300 million years ago reveal that it could distinguish its surroundings in color, the earliest confirmation of such visual perception in ...
Tsukiji fish market to get new home in late 2016 as Olympics beckon
The grounds of the planned Toyosu market in Tokyo's Koto Ward, where Tsukiji market will be relocated in 2016, on Dec. 17. (Tatsuya Shimada)
The long-anticipated relocation of Tokyo's Tsukiji market is being fast-forwarded to November 2016 in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Small-town firm swims to the top with whale-sized fish tanks
The tank at Chime-Long Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, China, is registered as the world’s largest by Guinness World Records. (Provided by Nippura Co.)
MIKI, Kagawa Prefecture--A maker of acrylic panels in this small town is the world’s leader in giant aquariums, building huge tanks that are strong enough to withstand the...
STROLLING AROUND TSUKIJI MARKET: Shops are trusted because...
Kenichiro Saito teaches how to prepare delicious fried eggs in the cooking facility “Tsukiji Shokumachi Studio” (Tsukiji food town studio) in the Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo. (Noriyuki Shigemasa)
Editor’s note: This is the third in a 10-part series of articles on the Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo, which is located next to the Tsukiji fish market, one of the largest of ...
Tsukiji rice bowl shows area has more than just fresh fish
A Tsukiji-don rice bowl (Noriyuki Shigemasa)
Despite the district’s fame for its fresh fish, stores in Tokyo's Tsukiji market have created a dish that includes a wide variety of local delicacies--except sashimi.
STROLLING AROUND TSUKIJI MARKET: Fierce competition being waged...
Many signboards of sushi restaurants stand on a street in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Outer Market to solicit customers. (Noriyuki Shigemasa)
Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-part series of articles on the Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo, which is located next to the Tsukiji fish market, one of the largest...
STROLLING AROUND TSUKIJI MARKET: Though the shops change, the...
The Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward bustles with foreign tourists as well as professional buyers from restaurants and retailers. (Noriyuki Shigemasa)
Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-part series of articles on the Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo, which is located next to the Tsukiji fish market, one of the largest of ...
Outlet showcasing fresh seafood from 5 prefectures opens in...
Customers examine the fresh seafood offered in the store “Tsukiji Nippon Gyoko Shijo” (Tsukiji Japan fishing ports market), which opened in the Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward on Oct. 23. (Nobuhiro Shirai)
With the Tsukiji fish market relocating to the Toyosu district in spring 2016, a massive fresh fish and seafood store opened Oct. 23 in the Tsukiji Outer Market to keep reeling ...
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.