Topics

Jul 5, 2016

Japan scrambled jets against China a record 199 times in April-June

Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets scrambled a record 199 times against Chinese aircraft approaching Japanese airspace in the April-June period, the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff said. The previous record of 198 was set over the preceding three months, and shows, according to Japanese authorities, ...

'Suppon' soft-shell turtle added to threatened species list

Jul 5, 2016

'Suppon' soft-shell turtle added to threatened species list

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources has added the Chinese soft-shell turtle, known in Japan as suppon, to its Red List of Threatened Species. The turtle, a delicacy in Asia, was added in the category of “vulnerable,” the third-highest among ...