Mar 26, 2015

Toho Zinc to restore Australian mine output amid global deficit

Toho Zinc Co., Japan’s third-biggest producer of the metal, will restore full capacity at its Rasp mine in Australia around the middle of this year after improving access to high-grade ore deposits. Production of zinc concentrate at the site in New South Wales will ...

Jan 21, 2015

China planning naval base in Namibia: newspaper

Namibia and China are discussing plans for a Chinese naval base in the southwest African country, the Namibian newspaper reported Tuesday, prompting an immediate denial from Beijing. The Namibian quoted a confidential letter from Namibia’s Beijing ambassador to his foreign ministry stating that a ...

Dec 5, 2014

New batch of mineral deposits discovered off Okinawa

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (Jogmec) said Thursday that it has discovered a second batch of large mineral deposits on the seabed northwest of the main island of Okinawa. More than 20 cone-shaped hydrothermal mineral deposits, including copper, zinc, gold and silver, ...

May 15, 2014

'Third water' makes aquaculture possible in Cambodian mountains

A Japanese technique for creating artificial river and seawater is expected to enable Cambodian farmers to open three prawn farms this summer — in the mountains. The artificial water is a blend of fresh water and a carefully measured mix of minerals, including salts ...