Up to 1-meter tsunami could reach Japan from Chile quake

Apr 2, 2014

Up to 1-meter tsunami could reach Japan from Chile quake

Tsunami of between 20 cm and 1 meter could reach Pacific coastal areas in Japan on Thursday morning, a day after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast, the Meteorological Agency said. If necessary, the agency will issue a tsunami advisory at around ...

Mar 25, 2014

Fukushima fishermen OK water discharge

A local fishermen’s organization decides to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to dump groundwater from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex into the sea on condition that the water meets certain decontamination standards.

From Osaka to remote island life

Oct 16, 2013

From Osaka to remote island life

by Satoshi Fujiwara

Seeking to reverse the exodus of young people to big cities, fishing industry operators on remote Nishinoshima in the Sea of Japan have waged a long-running campaign with the local town office to attract new talent to the area. The island’s fisheries union branch, ...

Trial fishing resumes off Fukushima after radiation tests

Sep 25, 2013

Trial fishing resumes off Fukushima after radiation tests

Local fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday restarted operations suspended late last month after heavy amounts of contaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was found leaking into the ocean. A fleet of 20 fishing boats set off at around 2 a.m. ...

Taiwan skippers hail pact and jump the gun

May 11, 2013

Taiwan skippers hail pact and jump the gun

Even though the new Japan-Taiwan fishing treaty didn’t come into force until Friday, some Taiwanese trawlers landed their first catch Thursday. Lin Hsin-chuan, secretary general of the Association of Longline Fishing, said the Tiaoyutai Islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, ...