• Kyodo


An aquarium in Yamagata Prefecture has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to feed its world-leading collection of jellyfish, as it struggles to stay afloat amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Kamo Aquarium in the city of Tsuruoka usually draws around 500,000 visitors a year. But, due to the pandemic, visitor numbers in the current fiscal year, which ends March 31, stand at just 210,000 as of the end of January.

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