National Mar 27, 2018

Russia lifts ban on Japan seafood adopted after Fukushima crisis

Russia has lifted its ban on Japanese seafood imports adopted in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Moscow's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance on Friday approved seafood imports from six prefectures in northeastern and eastern Japan — Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Ibaraki, Chiba ...

National May 12, 2016

Japanese whaling fleet sets off for northwestern Pacific

Japan resumed what it calls research whaling in the northwestern Pacific on Thursday as whaling vessels departed a port in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The mission is set to last until late July. Under the annual program, the Fisheries Agency will catch up to 90 sei ...

National Sep 5, 2015

Japan begins 'research whaling' season off coast of Hokkaido

Japan's so-called research whaling season began Saturday off Kushiro, Hokkaido, to study the impact of minke whales on local fisheries. Eight minke whales were caught on the first day of whaling, which lasts through late October. Up to 51 minkes will be caught during the ...