National Mar 22, 2013

Japan may up Taiwan fishing rights off islets

Japan has agreed in principle to allow expanded fishing by Taiwanese boats in disputed waters of the East China Sea, Taiwan Foreign Minister David Lin said Wednesday. "They are willing to extend the fishing area, which we hope will be clearly drawn in longitude and ...

Life Dec 9, 2007

Japan's love affair with Oma's tuna

by Hillel Wright

On Jan. 5, 2001, a 202-kg Pacific bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market auction for $173,000 ($860 per kilogram), making it the most expensive single fish transaction ever recorded. That Pacific bluefin tuna, known as hon maguro (true tuna) or kuro maguro (black ...