Japan again calls for emergency restrictions on Pacific tuna catches

Aug 2, 2017

Japan again calls for emergency restrictions on Pacific tuna catches

Japan has proposed imposing emergency restrictions on Pacific bluefin tuna catches if stocks of the species continue to fall, informed sources said. Japan aims to have the proposal approved at a meeting of the Northern Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) ...

Eco-friendly bioplastics in the bag for Japanese retailers

May 28, 2017

Eco-friendly bioplastics in the bag for Japanese retailers

Businesses and authorities in Japan are turning to bioplastics to make shopping bags, garbage bags and product containers to step up their efforts at environmental conservation. Environmentally conscious consumers have responded positively to the initiative and view it as a practical way to help the ...