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Kagoshima artist paints squid and eats them, too

Jan 12, 2016

Kagoshima artist paints squid and eats them, too

Yuka Miyauchi is a painter, but she’s not interested in landscapes. Her art is all about squid. She uses squid ink in her work, she exhibits regularly and evangelizes about the animals’ beauty. And she adores them served up on a plate. Miyauchi, a ...

Fish expert farming rare 'shishamo'

Jan 13, 2014

Fish expert farming rare 'shishamo'

Ryotaro Ishida, a 44-year-old fishery researcher, has recently succeeded in mass-farming “shishamo,” a rare saltwater fish that lives only in waters around Hokkaido. Ishida, who works for the prefectural Mariculture Fisheries Research Institute in Muroran, said it is probably the first time shishamo have ...