Japan weighs annual catch quota for endangered Pacific bluefin tuna

Feb 23, 2016

Japan weighs annual catch quota for endangered Pacific bluefin tuna

The Fisheries Agency is considering adopting annual catch limits for Pacific bluefin tuna, which according to an international conservation body is facing extinction, government sources said. The new total allowable catch quotas, to be tested nationwide from July, would replace the existing framework of self-imposed ...

Kochi woman raising awareness for Tuvalu

Apr 21, 2014

Kochi woman raising awareness for Tuvalu

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A young Japanese woman is working to raise awareness about the impact of global warming on Tuvalu, a small Pacific island that could become one of the first nations to be submerged if sea levels continue to rise. Haruna Kitazoe, 26, who hails from Kochi ...

May 3, 2011

Mental care for children

Many schools in areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have started the new school year. Some schools, though, have no choice except to begin classes in early May because school buildings were damaged or were being used as temporary shelters for ...