Fish distributor thrives as tablets speed up orders

Feb 27, 2015

Fish distributor thrives as tablets speed up orders

by Junji Yamaguchi

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 ...

Jul 24, 2014

Tainted Vietnam fish packages emerge in Yamaguchi

Packages of frozen dried fish imported from Vietnam were found tainted with what is suspected to be pesticide and human feces, the Yamaguchi Prefectural Government said Thursday. The substances were found inside cardboard boxes each containing 5 kg of the frozen fish in plastic ...

Bonito biz returns to Kesennuma

Jun 16, 2014

Bonito biz returns to Kesennuma

Kesennuma unloaded around 26 tons of “katsuo” (bonito) in its first catch of the season Monday in Miyagi Prefecture, bringing hustle and bustle back to a fishing port that was nearly wiped off the map by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kesenuma has ...

Tsukiji traders fish for new export markets

May 30, 2014

Tsukiji traders fish for new export markets

by Kazuaki Nagata

Businesses operating at Japan’s largest fish market are increasingly trying to boost exports, sensing demand overseas for such fare as octopus, abalone and stonefish sold with the renowned Tsukiji brand. Seafood consumption in Japan has been declining in recent years as people shift to ...