Tag - insects



Japan Times
Jan 20, 2023
NTT East to trial farming of edible crickets using AI and other tech
The project will utilize technologies such as sensors that will optimize temperature and humidity to provide suitable conditions for the crickets to grow.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 6, 2022
From flickering fireflies to lowly dung beetles, insects are vanishing
Amid deforestation, pollution and climate change, bugs are struggling — along with the crops, flowers and animals that rely on them to survive.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2022
Japan's farmers struggle with mass generation of stink bugs
By the end of August this year, 35 of the country's 47 prefectures had issued 'stink bug warnings' to farmers, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 24, 2022
Japan-led researchers develop rechargeable cyborg cockroach
The team hopes the study will contribute to the practical use of cyborg insects, including the ability to search for survivors trapped in rubble or to collect data in hazardous zones.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2022
The Joy of Cooking (Insects)
Climate-conscious cooking means getting creative.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 25, 2021
Twitter lends name to new species of mite discovered in Japan
The newly discovered Ameronothrus twitter mite, found in Chiba Prefecture, was spotted by scientists on photos uploaded to the social media site.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Longform
Jan 9, 2021
Insects: The future of food?
A thriving industry looks promising if consumer aversion can be overcome.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 7, 2021
Japanese student creating bug-eating buzz on YouTube
Kazuki Shimizu is trying to drum up interest in eating insects by sharing recipes using bees, cicadas and other creepy-crawlies.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 24, 2020
Mobile honey-making tradition lives on in Japan
Migratory beekeepers have seen their numbers dwindle, but many remain committed to their traditions.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2020
Millions of beetles are wiping out forests around the world
Due to climate change, trees are more easily attacked and killed by the insects, in turn impacting forests' ability to absorb carbon and emit oxygen.
Japan Times
Aug 25, 2020
What bugs me most about the summer
It's summertime and that means the sounds of cicadas and the bites of mosquitoes.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2020
Beetlemania: Japanese collectors pay high prices for big bugs
The nation's love of stag and rhinoceros beetles has flourished during the pandemic, with families driving demand.
Japan Times
Jul 18, 2020
Overindulging at home and playing the online ratings game amid a pandemic
One man reportedly left as many as 18 empty wine bottles and four large empty sake bottles out to be recycled each week during the pandemic.
Japan Times
May 23, 2020
Rats, bugs, crooks and trucks share media spotlight amid pandemic
With city dwellers around the world in lockdown, increasing reports have surfaced about wild animals infiltrating urban areas.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2019
Japan's government to take steps to prevent fire ants from settling
The government Monday decided to take steps to prevent poisonous foreign fire ants from settling in Japan.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2019
Will our insects keep on disappearing?
With concern, but little surprise, I read an article by Daphne Rousseau in The Japan Times on July 2 about a mass extinction of insects in Krefeld, Germany, near the Dutch border.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2019
The sound of summer: Love them or hate them, cicadas have a special place in Japanese culture
Cicadas — known as semi in Japanese — are a superfamily of insects with around 2,000 known species worldwide, around 35 of which live in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Kateigaho International Japan Edition
Jul 6, 2019
Ryo: A frame of mind to beat the heat
The first of a four-part series that focuses on traditional ways to mitigate the heat of a Japanese summer.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2019
Summer event featuring 300 live beetles to be held at Tokyo Skytree
An annual summer event for beetle viewing — an activity popular with families and children — will kick off later this month in the capital at the commercial complex around Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 13, 2019
Leading Japanese insecticide maker plans to expand sales in China and Southeast Asia
Leading Japanese insecticide manufacturer Earth Corp. plans to expand sales in China and Southeast Asia via a subsidiary in Malaysia, as the risk of dengue fever and malaria in the region drives up demand for repellents.


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