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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Redback spiders enjoy Tokyo enough to start a family

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 08:58pm by Julian Ryall

    ... The spiders are relatively small- the body of the larger female of the species is usually only 1cm in length. Anyone bitten by a redback- which gets its name from the distinctive markings on its back- ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten world’s top online marketer of ivory, whale meat

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which prohibited international trade, the report said, adding: "Despite this, a number of companies were selling endangered fin whale imported from Iceland." Fourteen of the products did not list the names of the species used, in violation of Japanese labelling laws, it said. "We call on Rakuten ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan agrees to call off Antarctic whale hunt after UN court judgement

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of the marine mammals, some endangered, each year. But Japan is the only country to conduct whaling under a scientific permits category. There are two major whale sanctuaries. One, which covers most ... in 1994. Its waters, teeming with marine life, serve as a feeding ground for more than a dozen whales species. ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Making bouquets last longer: Japanese scientists slow flower ageing

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... for the short shelf-life of flowers in one Japanese variety of morning glory. Morning glory is the popular name for hundreds of species of flowering plants whose short-lived blooms usually unfold early ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tuna collapse fears fail to curb Japan’s appetite

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 05:17pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... of the Atlantic bluefin, much of it shipped to Japan, got so bad that an export ban was proposed in 2010 at a meeting of the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). ... last seen in the early 1980s. It estimated that the species has dwindled to just 3.6 per cent of its original population, and that more than 90 per cent of fish caught were juveniles between ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Work to start on upgrading US base in Japan despite fierce opposition

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to the aircraft and troops being redeployed to the more remote Camp Schwab, while environmental groups are warning that constructing new runways over a coral reef and the feeding grounds of endangered ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's dishonest labelling scandal spreads to top department stores

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... falsely labelled food on their menus. The Ritz-Carlton Osaka has admitted that it also used cheaper prawns while the menu claimed the expensive species, among other falsehoods. Tokyu Hotels, which ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Australian redback spiders spread their legs across Japan

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by JULIAN RYALL IN TOKYO

    ... in Kawasaki is the closest to Tokyo to date. The ministry issued a warning yesterday that even though the spiders are usually small- the body of the larger female of the species is usually only 1cm ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Venomous redback spiders zero in on Tokyo

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 05:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... on Monday. City officials later confirmed the insect to be a redback, which the national government has labelled an invasive alien species deemed a menace to the country’s ecosystem. The Environment ...



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