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Dec 23, 2008
As British consumers seek a healthier diet, a London farm is the first to grow "edamame" on a commercial scale and has contracted with a major supermarket chain. Watts Farm, located on the outskirts of the capital, is currently cultivating edamame, or baby green soybeans, a common food in Japan and grown in East Asia.
Aug 21, 2008
Jul 11, 2008
Despite fears about declining academic standards, Japan's elementary school system is functioning well and can act as a model for other nations, a leading British expert says. Peter Cave of Manchester University believes the Japanese way brings out the best in 6- to 12-year-olds, although schools in Japan do face a new set of challenges, including the need for more parental support for youngsters.
Jun 7, 2008
A whaler behind the controversial export of fin whale meat from Iceland to Japan defended the trade Thursday and expressed hope that it will be the start of business between the two nations. Kristjan Loftsson, chief executive officer of Icelandic whaling company Hvalur, confirmed 80 tons of fin whale meat had been exported to Japan from Iceland along with 5 tons of minke whale meat from Norway.
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