Japan's government to take steps to prevent fire ants from settling

National Oct 21, 2019

Japan's government to take steps to prevent fire ants from settling

The government Monday decided to take steps to prevent poisonous foreign fire ants from settling in Japan. "A situation totally different from the past has been confirmed," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a meeting of relevant ministers. "The government will join forces to prevent ...

Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

Reference | FYI Aug 7, 2017

Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Fire ants, a venomous, highly invasive nonnative pest, have been spotted over the past few months in various parts of Japan, prompting the Environment Ministry to both warn the public to seek immediate treatment for stings and take measures to prevent further infestation. First detected ...

National / Science & Health Jul 22, 2017

Fire ants turn up in Kyushu for first time

Dozens of fire ants have been found at Hakata port in Fukuoka Prefecture, the Environment Ministry said, marking the invasive species' first appearance in Kyushu. The stinging ants, native to South America, were first discovered in Japan in May, when they were spotted at a ...