National Apr 10, 2018

South Korea appeals WTO ruling against import ban on Japanese seafood

South Korea has appealed a World Trade Organization ruling against its restrictions on the import of seafood from eight Japanese prefectures following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The government had earlier vowed to fight the ruling to safeguard public health and safety while keeping the ...

Japan's fisheries still swimming upstream

National / Media | MEDIA MIX May 13, 2017

Japan's fisheries still swimming upstream

by Philip Brasor

In March, the internet news site Videonews.com posted a conversation between environmental journalist Tetsuji Ida and Waseda University researcher Yasuhiro Sanada, who writes about fisheries. During the talk, Sanada said that whaling is a "dead industry," and seemed to think that the ongoing controversy ...