Squid profits squeezed as Japan's catch hits record lows

Business Jan 15, 2019

Squid profits squeezed as Japan's catch hits record lows

With the country's catch of Pacific flying squid continuing to reach record lows, wholesale prices for the seafood have more than doubled for companies that process it into delicacies such as shiokara and what are normally inexpensive dried squid snacks. Not only has the scarcity ...

Kagoshima artist paints squid and eats them, too

National Jan 12, 2016

Kagoshima artist paints squid and eats them, too

by Saki Tokunaga

Yuka Miyauchi is a painter, but she's not interested in landscapes. Her art is all about squid. She uses squid ink in her work, she exhibits regularly and evangelizes about the animals' beauty. And she adores them served up on a plate. Miyauchi, a 30-year-old native ...

Supersize squid a hit at Sapporo zoo

National Jan 8, 2015

Supersize squid a hit at Sapporo zoo

A dead giant squid is on display at a zoo in Hokkaido, where visitors are invited both to ogle the ugly mass and to touch it. The animal is drawing crowds at Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo, where it forms part of a deep-sea exhibition that ...