Sep 2, 2016

Panel defers accord on Japan-proposed fishing limit of bluefin tuna

Wrapping up a five-day meeting in Kyushu on Friday, an international fisheries panel deferred an agreement to invoke emergency fishing restrictions for bluefin tuna in the northern Pacific amid concerns that the species is dwindling due to overfishing. Japan had proposed invoking a catch ...

Sep 1, 2016

Bonito flake firm opens factory in France

Gourmets in Europe may soon taste a difference in dishes at local Japanese restaurants as the production of authentic katsuobushi — or dried bonito flakes, a crucial ingredient in Japanese cuisine — will shortly begin in France. Makurazaki France Katsuobushi Co., a company headquartered ...

Aug 30, 2016

Philippines says China must recognize South China Sea ruling

China will be the “loser” if it does not recognize an international court ruling against Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Tuesday. “We are trying to make China understand especially when the dust settles that ...