/ Feb 27, 2015

Okinawa surveys base relocation site, finds coral damage

The Okinawa Prefectural Government said Thursday it has found damaged coral reefs where a key U.S. military base is to be relocated as it began research earlier in the day to see whether Defense Ministry drilling and other work there is permissible. Takeshi Onaga, ...

Japan to raise fines for coral poaching to ¥30 million

/ Nov 11, 2014

Japan to raise fines for coral poaching to ¥30 million

The Abe administration and ruling parties are considering raising the maximum fine for poaching by foreigners in Japanese territorial waters and exclusive economic zones to ¥30 million, government and party sources said Tuesday. The move comes as several ships, thought to be of Chinese ...