Combining technology and data, the "internet of things" matches supply and demand, increasing the chances of unwanted fish being returned to the sea alive and making seafood more sustainable.
Rob Gilhooly is an award-winning British photographer and writer whose work has appeared in publications around the globe, including the Guardian and New Scientist. He was formerly a staff writer at the Japan Times and has contributed as a freelance since 2002. In 2004, he obtained an MA in journalism. His website can be found at www.japanphotojournalist.com
For Rob Gilhooly's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The Japanese markets have closed and the trading floor at Societe Generale's Tokyo branch is noticeably less frenetic, even though traders remain glued to their computer screens, keeping an eye on movements in other markets around the globe.
There's an episode from Mikhail Galuzin's childhood that he believes likely influenced his chosen career path.
With her unusual approach to traditional sprig designs, Japanese ceramicist Hosono is helping change the face of Wedgwood.
The Japan Times presents the first installment of a monthly 12-part series that looks back at the leading issues of the past three decades.
Bao and Ey Doan are sat at a table on the second floor of their favorite weekend dining experience, a chic, cavernous brick-and-beams pizzeria located inside a 130-year-old French colonial building in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Bao has ordered them one of Pizza 4P's' ...
When officials from the Crisis Management Division of the city of Yaizu in Shizuoka Prefecture carried out emergency response drills last summer, they received a helping hand from an unconventional source. The discovery of a "swimmer" stranded in the waters of Suruga Bay was made ...
Vietnamese lacquer is the medium Aichi-native Ando chose to bring to life artistic ideas.
Ignorance about STDs, exploitation and camaraderie found in the sex-worker bars of Shinjuku's Ni-chome gay district.
The renowned artist made a name for himself by capturing time in a photograph. Now he attempts to do the same with an art complex in Odawara ...