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Hillel Wright
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Jan 9, 2011
Are Japan's fish lovers eating tuna to extinction?
Pick up a newspaper in Japan these days and you'll almost always find a story in it about the state of bluefin tuna somewhere in the world.
LIFE
Nov 14, 2010
The Hour of the Ox
At 13 years of age, Angelica Akahoshi was the youngest person ever awarded the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for Literature.
Japan Times
LIFE
May 23, 2010
Ugly seafood just doesn't get better
A mong the highlights of any visit to Ibaraki Prefecture could well be Kita-Ibaraki in its far northeast — specifically the towns of Otsu-ko and Hirakata-ko, which offer perhaps the best opportunity in the nation to sample the great winter seafood delicacy of anko (anglerfish)
Japan Times
LIFE
May 23, 2010
Ibaraki's hidden lure
Whether tourist or resident, anyone looking for a short trip out of Tokyo, but still within the surrounding Kanto region, has plenty of varied options.
Japan Times
LIFE
May 23, 2010
Mito's marvels span time, TV and beauty
Last, but not least, on this Ibaraki travel itinerary is Mito, the prefectural capital.
LIFE
Oct 25, 2009
Bodhisattva of the river road
"Have another drink, Boss!"
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 24, 2009
Eisler: international author of mystery
Start with an image. A man walking down a street in Tokyo. Steep, like San Francisco. Maybe Daikanyama. As the man walks toward Shibuya, two men follow in the shadows.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 25, 2009
Can farmers keep tuna on the menu?
In December 2007, the Fisheries Laboratory fish farm of Kinki University in Wakayama Prefecture became the first facility in the world to "close the cycle" by breeding Pacific bluefin tuna (hon-maguro) from completely cultured sources. That is, a third generation of fish was bred from two generations...
LIFE
Jan 25, 2009
What future for fish as Japan's daily fare?
When I first joined a commercial hook-and-line boat fishing for salmon off the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1976, we began our season in April, moved north through the summer months, and returned home at the end of October.
Japan Times
LIFE
Jan 25, 2009
A herring fishery shows that the big picture can be elusive
Nearly all the herring roe now used to make the Japanese new-year delicacy kazunoko comes from North America's west coast. The ocean-living herring go there in huge numbers to spawn in March, and are met by ranks of predators, including cormorants, terns and gulls, bald eagles, ospreys, dogfish sharks,...
LIFE / Lifestyle
Oct 26, 2008
Motel of Lost Companions
It was a foolish argument . . . the worst kind of argument too, over food. And not even food exactly, but over salad dressing.
Japan Times
LIFE
Dec 9, 2007
A country defined by fish
Culture and cuisine are closely intertwined in Japan, and especially as regards seafood.
LIFE
Dec 9, 2007
Japan's love affair with Oma's tuna
On Jan. 5, 2001, a 202-kg Pacific bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market auction for $173,000 ($860 per kilogram), making it the most expensive single fish transaction ever recorded.
Japan Times
LIFE
Dec 9, 2007
Eating away at a lifestyle
Tuna has been much in the news in 2007. The year began with Japan's quota for Atlantic or northern bluefin tuna being reduced by 23 percent from the 2006 level for the next four years and the nation's Pacific or southern bluefin tuna quota slashed by 50 percent for the next five years by the tuna conservation...
Japan Times
LIFE
Jul 29, 2007
Kaiten zushi
It was a season of long days, heavy rain, loquats, hollyhocks and hydrangea.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world