Noted Tokyo aquarium adds 80 tuna after mass fish deaths

Jun 22, 2015

Noted Tokyo aquarium adds 80 tuna after mass fish deaths

A Tokyo aquarium suffering through massive fish deaths in its renowned tuna tank since late last year reopened the tank to the public Monday after adding 80 tuna. After the facility closed Sunday, workers at Tokyo Sea Life Park in Edogawa Ward added 80 ...

Egg or sperm? Japan finds gene that makes the call

Jun 12, 2015

Egg or sperm? Japan finds gene that makes the call

Providing insight into the sometimes mysterious biology of reproduction, researchers in Japan have identified a gene that controls whether the reproductive precursor cells known as germ cells eventually become sperm or eggs. The scientists described experiments on a small fish called the medaka, or ...

Fish distributor thrives as tablets speed up orders

Feb 27, 2015

Fish distributor thrives as tablets speed up orders

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Hachimenroppi Inc., a Tokyo-based venture, is growing rapidly thanks to its tablet computer-based platform for distributing fresh fish. The company provides tablets to restaurants free of charge, allowing them to order fish based on their prospects for arrival at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the nation’s ...