As part of efforts to raise earnings before population decline strikes their service areas, railways in the Kansai region are trying to expand into other businesses.

West Japan Railway Co. (JR West), for example, is marketing fish raised in land-based aquaculture facilities. It began cultivating mackerel at a facility that uses seawater pumped through underground pipes to tanks in Iwami, a coastal town in Tottori Prefecture, in 2017. The brand name is Ojosaba, a portmanteau of ojōsama (madam) and saba (mackerel).

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