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Fluffing up fugu and eating eels to extinction

Hi blog. A couple of news items.  The first is almost worthy of those “crazy things that happen only in Japan” segments. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/01/16/national/deadly-fugu-fish-flub-prompts-emergency-warning-aichi-city/#.WmKxmKhl_IU Deadly fugu fish flub prompts emergency warning in Aichi AFP-JIJI  JAN 16, 2018 The Aichi Prefecture city … Continue reading

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Eel industry slipping away?

Hi blog. As we hit mid-summer, suddenly maximum temperatures in Eastern Japan dropped below 30℃ and rainy days continued.  The media has been largely preoccupied with terrorism, various elections (somehow paying more attention to the antics of the Americans rather than the … Continue reading

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Eels seeing red?

The good news: Japanese eels have just been placed on the Environment Ministry’s “Red List” of species at risk of extinction. The bad news: Nothing is legally binding, fishing and trading will be unaffected, and it sounds like another “jobs … Continue reading

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Eel of Fortune

My hovercraft is full of eels – Monty Python The weather has been cooler and drier compared to most years – fewer rainy days and not many actually hot days.  Some nights in June needed blankets, and there were a … Continue reading

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