National Apr 10, 2017

Infant botulism claims 6-month-old Tokyo boy who was fed honey

A 6-month-old boy in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, died late last month of infant botulism after his family fed him honey, according to the metropolitan government. Metropolitan officials said it was the first death caused by infant botulism in Japan since 1986, when the government began ...

Tokyo bookstore boasts roof apiary

National Apr 17, 2013

Tokyo bookstore boasts roof apiary

by Masaaki Kameda

Major construction firm Kajima Corp. has started beekeeping in Tokyo jointly with bookstore chain Yaesu Book Center in a project to help raise awareness of environmental protection. Some 20,000 western honeybees are being kept on the rooftop of the bookstore chain's eight-story building near Tokyo ...