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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.
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.