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Cormorant Fishing: An Ancient Tradition to Mark Each New SummerSawabe Katsuhito

Cormorant fishing, a method that involves lighting a fire to lure sweetfish and catching them with tamed cormorants, is today a popular tourist attraction that marks the beginning of summer in Japan. This is the story of the men and birds involved in Japan’s most famous cormorant fishing on the Nagara River.

Most Fish Types Recover in 2–3 Years in Tsunami-Hit Bay (News)

Tokyo, Dec. 17 (Jiji Press)—Most types of fish and shellfish recovered in two to three years in a northeastern Japan bay washed by the March 2011 tsunami following a 9.0-magnutide earthquake, a five-year underwater survey has found. Such early recovery was confirmed in most locations in Mōne Bay in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, showed the study led by Masuda Reiji, Kyoto University associate pr…

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