Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced on Friday, 26 February, that the government would lift the COVID-19-related state of emergency in the six prefectures of Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Aichi, Gifu, and Fukuoka on 1 March.
Suga said the state of emergency will remain for the four prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area – Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama – until at least 7 March.
The emergency was initially declared in… Read More
“Nesting behavior” has taken hold in Japan due to COVID-19, resulting in people eating out less.
It’s a trend that is only expected to intensify as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Fukuoka prefectures extend their state of emergencies, which were due to lift on 7 February, for another month. While the declarations are in place, the government is asking restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m.
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A strong earthquake on the night of 13 February shook the same area of Japan that suffered a massive quake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear disaster on 11 March, 2011. While the timing and location were ominous, no tsunami warning was issued this time.
The large earthquake offshore from Fukushima Prefecture occurred at 11:08 p.m. on Saturday. It had a magnitude of 7.1 on the Richter scale and a Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) seismic intensity… Read More
As the tenth anniversary of the East Japan earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster approaches, fishery cooperatives in Fukushima Prefecture are making progress toward recovery by reopening damaged port cargo handling and auction buildings and sales outlets – even as new releases of cooling water from the crippled reactor appear imminent.
The 11 March, 2011, disaster resulted in fishing being banned in the… Read More
Tokyo, Japan-based Marubeni Nisshin Feed Co., Ltd. – a 60-percent-owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni – announced in December 2020 its establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary aquafeed company in Tianjin, China. …
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Japanese corporations – including the huge conglomerates such as Nissui, Maruha Nichiro, and Mitsubishi – have been heavily influenced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted in 2015 “as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.”
Practically every major company in Japan has amended its corporate… Read More
Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd., Yumigahama Suisan Co., Ltd. of the Nissui Group, and Hitachi Zosen Corporation are working together to commercialize a land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to raise chub mackerel …
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Sushi chain Kyotaru, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Yoshinoya Holdings, has suspended its annual survey of customers’ favorite sushi toppings (neta in Japanese) for 2020 as it focuses on dealing with pandemic-related matters, the company’s PR department told SeafoodSource …
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Ocean Outcomes (O2), a non-governmental organization active in promoting sustainable fisheries, announced on 19 January it will appoint Rich Lincoln, the group’s founding executive director, as president and CEO.
Ocean Outcomes (O2) works with commercial fishing companies, local communities, and other nonprofits to develop and implement sustainable fisheries and fish farming practices. The Portland, Oregon, U.S.A-based organization has… Read More