Giant salamanders bred indoors

National Sep 19, 2013

Giant salamanders bred indoors

Japanese giant salamanders have been bred indoors for the first time in Japan, a facility in Shimane Prefecture trying to conserve the huge, river-dwelling amphibians announced. The Mizuho Hanzake Field Museum said a 24-year-old female salamander named Sachiko was found Wednesday morning to have laid ...

Aging islanders long for Takeshima's return

National Feb 23, 2013

Aging islanders long for Takeshima's return

by Satoshi Iizuka

With Friday the day that Japan commemorates incorporating Takeshima, a group of rocky Sea of Japan islets now controlled by South Korea, the aging residents of nearby islands have not given up hope that the disputed outcroppings may one day be returned to Japan.