NEWSWORTHY

Jul 7, 2018

Strong earthquake rocks Tokyo, nearby parts of eastern Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 rocked eastern Japan, including Tokyo, on Saturday evening, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued. The temblor registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in eastern Chiba Prefecture. Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture ...

Lonely furrow: Pay dirt eludes organic farms in Japan

Jun 7, 2018

Lonely furrow: Pay dirt eludes organic farms in Japan

by Anne Beade

Yuya Shibakai sometimes feels he is plowing a lonely furrow. The Japanese farmer produces organic lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables for a market that has tasted nothing like the success of the sector in other advanced economies. On his farm outside Tokyo, the 32-year-old doggedly ...