Kentaro Okada

For Kentaro Okada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Hunter finds life a boar but crow risoto anyone?

Sep 13, 2008

Hunter finds life a boar but crow risoto anyone?

On tiny Oge Island in the Inland Sea off Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, Yoichi Manabe, 41, a member of the Aishin hunting club in Niihama, hurriedly carried the carcass of a 70-kg wild boar to a breakwater and plunged it into the sea. After a ...

Nori under threat from warmer weather

May 16, 2008

Nori under threat from warmer weather

Climate change is threatening the major central Japan industry of cultivating seaweed for nori, a sector that has been going strong since the late Edo Period. A steady decline in the harvest of seaweed in shallow waters off the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture ...