In a series of press releases on 3 February, Tokyo, Japan-based Maruha Nichiro Corporation announced a new CEO, released its business results for the third fiscal quarter, and revised its outlook for the full fiscal year.
Shigeru Ito, who currently serves as president and CEO, will become the chairman of the board. His additional position as a representative director is unchanged. Masaru Ikemi, who is currently a director and senior managing… Read More
Osaka, Japan-based Kura Sushi, which operates the Kura-zushi rotary sushi chain, announced on 21 January it will open its first store in mainland China.
The restaurant will be located in Shanghai. Kura-zushi (“Zushi” is an alternate pronunciation of “sushi” in Japanese) already had 442 shops in Japan, 23 in the United States, and 20 in Taiwan as of October 2019, and is also planning on opening a new shop in Tokyo’s… Read More
Chiba, Japan-based supermarket chain Aeon will begin sales of Marine Stewardship Council-certified Mushiake Okayama Prefecture raw oysters at 54 stores in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Okayama prefectures.
The price is JPY 398 (USD 3.64, EUR 3.30) plus tax for a pack containing 110 grams of oyster meats.
Aeon has been promoting sales of products from sustainable fisheries since 2006, when it started handling marine products with MSC… Read More
The Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has announced that the Philippines has removed some restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed in response to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster ...
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Indonesia’s Marine and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) has been collaborating with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on a sustainable fishery resource management and utilization project, which may get a jump-start from an American entrepreneur.
A new focus by the Indonesian government of fisheries cooperatives, which has included workshops in Indonesia and a two-week training program for officials in Japan, has led the government… Read More
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species shows Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) as “vulnerable”— one step better than “endangered.” But rarity isn’t the reason one bluefin sold for JPY 193.2 million (USD 1.8 million, EUR 1.6 million) at the first sale of the new year at Tokyo’s Toyosu Market on 5 January.
The price – the second-highest on record after last year’s JPY 333.6 million… Read More
Four new land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) have either recently begun operations or are being planned in Japan, founded by companies eager to bring another source of salmon to the seafood-loving island nation.
In addition to two RAS projects already in operation – Kotoura Grand Salmon and the Mitsui-owned FRD Japan – there are two new RAS salmonid projects in the works in Japan. Pure Salmon and Proximar Seafood both… Read More
Bluefin tuna prices usually spike in Japan heading into the New Year holidays, when Japanese consumers splurge on expensive foods. This year, higher catch limits for Atlantic bluefin and an abundance of domestically farmed tuna have suppressed prices ...
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