Japan's plan to raise Pacific bluefin tuna quota rejected again

National Oct 9, 2020

Japan's plan to raise Pacific bluefin tuna quota rejected again

An international panel rejected a Japan-proposed plan to increase catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna during an online conference on Thursday, the same outcome as at last year's meeting, the country's Fisheries Agency said. The United States argued that tuna stocks continue to be scarce ...

Business Sep 1, 2020

Japan rice prices may fall for first time in six years

Wholesale prices of rice to be harvested this year are likely to fall for the first time in six years, helping consumers while giving farmers a headache. The drop reflects lower demand for dining out because of the novel coronavirus epidemic, on top of a ...