Israel eyed as fresh market for seafood


Seafood company Rumi Japan has started exporting frozen yellowtail to Israel, seeking new foreign markets for the fatty white-fleshed fish.

The company, based in Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, on Tuesday held a tasting event for food industry officials at the official residence of the Japanese ambassador to Israel, serving a variety of dishes using the fish, known as “hamachi,” which is very popular in Japan.