August 04, 2015
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...
June 24, 2015
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.
March 11, 2015
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.
February 20, 2015
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...
December 24, 2014
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 ...
December 18, 2014
The long-anticipated relocation of Tokyo's Tsukiji market is being fast-forwarded to November 2016 in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
December 08, 2014
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...
November 11, 2014
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 ...
November 10, 2014
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.
November 04, 2014
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...
October 28, 2014
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 ...
October 28, 2014
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 ...
September 24, 2014
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...
July 16, 2014
Toyota Tsusho Corp. and Kinki University have agreed to tie up to start mass farming of bluefin tuna hatchings in Japan.
June 12, 2014
KYOTO--A rare golden demon stinger caught in local waters in May has become quite the draw at the Kyoto Aquarium in Shimogyo Ward.
May 09, 2014
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...
January 11, 2014
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...
December 10, 2013
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.
November 25, 2013
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.
September 14, 2013
SAIKI, Oita Prefecture--Fish growers here turned to a locally grown citrus fruit to survive the intensifying competition from South Korea.