JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan

Jan 22, 2016

JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan

The sale of tuna caught in Vietnamese waters at a wholesale market in Osaka on Friday marked a major step forward for fishermen who have struggled to keep their catches fresh enough for Japanese tastes. The fishermen have adopted a system that stuns the ...

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies: state media

Jan 21, 2016

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies: state media

A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam’s independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover. The reptile, a critically endangered Swinhoe soft-shell turtle, occupies a ...

Vietnam warns China over oil rig in disputed waters

Jan 20, 2016

Vietnam warns China over oil rig in disputed waters

Vietnam warned China on Tuesday against drilling in disputed waters in the South China Sea after Beijing steered an oil rig that was the subject of a previous standoff into an area where jurisdiction is unclear. Vietnam closely tracks the movement of the oil ...

Jan 19, 2016

Beijing says Manila exaggerating tensions with aircraft claim

China accused the Philippines on Tuesday of deliberately trying to scare people by saying China had warned a small civilian plane carrying Philippine officials it was trespassing as they inspected an island in the disputed South China Sea. The Philippines said the incident happened ...

Jan 19, 2016

Japan to promote convenience stores abroad under TPP deal

Japanese authorities will help convenience store operators and other retailers tap into overseas markets under a newly agreed Pacific free trade pact, participants of a government-business council meeting said Monday. The Trans-Pacific Partnership accord will deregulate rules in the convenience store business in some ...