Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

National Jan 28, 2020

Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

Japan is struggling to crack down on the poaching of glass eels, which has been on the rise due to surging prices reflecting unprecedentedly poor catches. In Kochi Prefecture, a major glass eel fishing area, police discovered a facility used by poachers and arrested 11 ...

Otaku culture gets under the skin

Lifestyle Dec 9, 2013

Otaku culture gets under the skin

by Samuel Thomas

Tattoos in Japan have long moved on from the kind often romanticized by the West — that imagery of flamboyant yakuza that so many seem reluctant to relinquish. But a brief glance at the policies of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto reveals a nation still ...