Japan's Kinki University changes name to silence the jokes

Apr 1, 2016

Japan's Kinki University changes name to silence the jokes

In a move aimed at sparing its students and faculty embarrassment, a private university on Friday ditched its distracting English name for a more benign moniker. Kinki University in Osaka Prefecture became Kindai University, holding a ceremony to unveil a plate bearing the new ...

Kinki University farms catfish that taste like eel

Oct 15, 2015

Kinki University farms catfish that taste like eel

Kinki University, the world’s first to have achieved full-cycle aquaculture of bluefin tuna, has embarked on another mission: the sale of newly developed catfish that taste like eel, which are endangered and prized as a delicacy in Japan. The university recently held events to ...

Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Nov 27, 2014

Farmed 'Kindai Tuna' output to triple, says Kinki University

Kinki University, also known as Kindai, expects shipments of bluefin tuna farmed with its new technique to triple by 2020. The school in Osaka Prefecture has developed a way to raise bluefin tuna from eggs to maturity. The meat has been dubbed “Kindai tuna.” ...

Kinki University fish lab opening Ginza eatery

Oct 30, 2013

Kinki University fish lab opening Ginza eatery

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A fisheries research lab at Kinki University in Wakayama Prefecture is poised to make a smashing debut in the heart of Japan’s gourmet capital: Ginza. The private university will open a fish restaurant in the glitzy Tokyo district on Dec. 2, serving tuna, red ...