Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity dies at 25

National Sep 13, 2020

Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity dies at 25

Rasuka, Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity, has died at the age of 25 — equivalent to around 100 in human years — the aquarium in Ishikawa Prefecture, where she was raised, said Sunday. According to Notojima Aquarium in Ishikawa, she began losing her appetite ...

Ravenous fall armyworm threatens Japan's key crops

National Aug 15, 2020

Ravenous fall armyworm threatens Japan's key crops

Japan is sounding the alarm against the inexorable march of the fall armyworm, as reports of damage by the pest in Asia following its spread in Africa are increasing, threatening Japan with infestation. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has warned of significant damage ...