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.
September 06, 2013
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...
August 31, 2013
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...
August 22, 2013
UENO, Gunma Prefecture--Soaring temperatures have driven Japanese trout species on a desperate, gasping search to find cold water.
July 23, 2013
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...
July 03, 2013
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.
June 11, 2013
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.
April 23, 2013
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...
March 16, 2013
A new all-time high radiation level has been detected in a fish near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
March 01, 2013
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,...
January 19, 2013
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 ...
November 13, 2012
Persistently high radioactivity in some fish caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant has sparked a government investigation into the physiological basis for contamination...
October 26, 2012
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 ...
August 29, 2012
With its rich fishing grounds, the far northern and mostly rural prefecture of Aomori is reeling from a ban on shipments of Pacific cod after two instances of fish were found...