Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

| Feb 9, 2014

Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

2013 highlighted the decline in Japan’s fishery resources, with baby eel trading at ¥3 million per kilogram — more expensive than silver — and the catch quota of bluefin tuna being slashed at the December meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management ...

'Abenomics' exposing sheltered dairy farmers

| Dec 22, 2013

'Abenomics' exposing sheltered dairy farmers

The price of raw milk sold to dairy product makers rose by ¥5 per kg in October as imported cattle feed gets costlier amid the weakening yen. In response, three major milk product makers — Meiji Co., Morinaga Milk Industry Co. and Megmilk Snow ...

Firm's tech takes out chemical arms

| Nov 24, 2013

Firm's tech takes out chemical arms

A Japanese firm claims it has technology that can help Syria dispose of its chemical weapons in line with a Sept. 27 United Nations Security Council resolution ordering the nation to do so. “Davinci (short for detonation of ammunition in a vacuum integrated chamber), ...

Deer a pest said best served as local delicacy

| Nov 11, 2013

Deer a pest said best served as local delicacy

To reduce the damage done to the environment by birds and other animals, major security company Alsok began a monitoring service this summer in which people helping hunters are notified by email when something lands in their traps. Certified hunters have been setting traps ...

Sony spinoff goes global with biometric ID gadget

| Oct 27, 2013

Sony spinoff goes global with biometric ID gadget

Turkey is working on a nationwide project to install biometric authentication systems in hospitals and pharmacies nationwide. A biometric authentication system is a way to confirm identification with fingerprints, a vein on a finger or in another part of a human body. The system ...