Business Mar 2, 2015

J-Trading buys Croatian tuna farmer for ¥4 billion

Fishery trading house J-Trading Inc. and investment firm Integral Corp. have bought Croatian tuna-farming firm Kali Tuna for ¥4 billion, industry sources said Monday. Kali Tuna is the biggest cultivator of bluefin tuna in the Adriatic Sea. The Tokyo-based trading house intends to procure the ...

Electric fishes' secrets found in DNA 'toolbox'

World / Science & Health Jun 27, 2014

Electric fishes' secrets found in DNA 'toolbox'

Here is some truly shocking news: Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies that revealed how these exotic creatures developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt. Researchers on Thursday unveiled a genetic blueprint of the electric eel — a ...

Skin divers turn to tourism to stem the tide

National Apr 24, 2014

Skin divers turn to tourism to stem the tide

by Chikako Mogi

At the Sea People restaurant in Shima, a coastal hamlet in Mie Prefecture, sea diver Machiyo Yamashita wants a piece of a tourism industry dominated by the cities that sapped her town's vitality by luring away its youth. "I want to cook and serve customers ...