Rare albatross found breeding in Ogasawara Islands

Mar 27, 2015

Rare albatross found breeding in Ogasawara Islands

The endangered short-tailed albatross is breeding in the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo for the first time since the end of the war. The finding on Nakodo Island, announced Thursday by the Environment Ministry, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, ...

Japan to raise fines for coral poaching to ¥30 million

Nov 11, 2014

Japan to raise fines for coral poaching to ¥30 million

The Abe administration and ruling parties are considering raising the maximum fine for poaching by foreigners in Japanese territorial waters and exclusive economic zones to ¥30 million, government and party sources said Tuesday. The move comes as several ships, thought to be of Chinese ...