fishing

Japanese Aomori fishermen now available in collectible card form, garnering unexpected popularity

Fancy collecting pictures of shirtless hunky fishermen wearing rubber waders?

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Fisherman attacked by wild boar jumping out of the ocean, defeats it with bare hands

Boars can do that apparently.

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Everyone: “I wouldn’t move to Miyazaki Prefecture if they paid me.”

Gorgeous but remote region struggles to bring people in.

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Picking seaweed up off the beach and taking it home is illegal in most of Japan, and here’s why

What’s the harm in pinching a tiny bit of seaweed? Quite a lot, as our Japanese-language reporter learned.
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How did a centuries-old samurai musket end up in the bottom of this fishing lake in Japan?

In a country as old as Japan, you never know what you’ll find hidden in the depths!

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Japan creates a hyper-intense fishing game that’s not for the faint of heart【Video】

Fishing enthusiasts–do you think you have what it takes to beat this extreme “God-level fishing game”?

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Nagoya man hospitalized after eating fish with name including “fugu,” a.k.a. “poisonous blowfish”

Probably should have set off a few warning bells.

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Fishin’ for crawdads in Tokyo: A tale of friendship

Sometimes men have trouble expressing fondness for one another, so they give each other mudbugs.

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5 weird and wonderful Tokyo cafés worth a visit, perfect for breaking the ice on first dates

Go fishing, do some handicrafts, or just enjoy a nice cuppa with hedgehogs at these delightfully odd cafés.

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Video of teen killing squid on Twitter sparks controversy over what we know about our food

Video’s creator surprised at “how little people know” about the world they live in.

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Japanese fishermen start morning wake-up call service to help you get your lazy butt out of bed

Need to get up with the chickens? Leave it to the men who’re already awake and hauling in fish.

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Four junior high school boys admit to pushing two people fishing off of a breakwater in Osaka

“We wanted to enjoy watching their drowning faces” was part of their motive.

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We try to resurrect 39 fish and learn a little about life in the process

Whenever there’s a slow news day at the office, we do what any journalist would and attempt to toy with the forces of nature.

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Fisherman catches unreal-looking fish off the coast of Japan, turns out to be quite harmless

Yikes! What must have been going through the minds of a group of Japanese fishermen when they caught the shocking fish pictured above off the coast of Hokkaido? It’s a face that could keep anyone up at night with that gargantuan, gaping mouth.

Actually, on second thought, the big guy’s kind of growing on us…

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Chiba ports become literal sea of garbage following last week’s severe flooding【Pics】

The ports around the Chiba-area city of Choshi were last year honored for the fourth year in a row for having the largest catch of mackerel pike (a very popular fish known as sanma in Japanese) in Japan.

But that’s of little comfort to local fishermen who have this year found their boats stranded in a literal sea of garbage and debris that has been carried into the ports from the Tonegawa River. The heavy flooding of the Kanto region brought about by last week’s relentless rain is believed to be the cause of the sudden influx of waste.

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There’s something fishy about that catch! People in Chinese city urged not to eat floating carp

In a city in China’s southwestern Shichuan Province during the early hours of April 2, a man walking alongside the river suddenly noticed what appeared to be huge quantities of pale fish floating in the water.

He quickly rushed home and returned with fishing equipment, and was soon joined by crowds of amateur fishers – and local officials, who subsequently hauled 300 kilograms of fish from the river to be destroyed.

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71-year-old man gets swept into sea, shows up at home a day later needing cash to pay for taxi

Luck comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s the avoidance of disaster and other times it’s the survival of disaster. And other times it’s just the result of being an indomitable bad-ass.

Take, for example, the 71-year-old man in Miyazaki Prefecture who went missing on April 24 after being swept off his fishing boat…only to appear at home the following day, soaking wet and asking for someone to pay for his taxi.

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Japanese fishermen catch live giant squid near Niigata Prefecture

Imagine you’re a Japanese fisherman. It might be hard to visualize if you’re a woman in landlocked Slovakia, but just try, will ya? Okay, so you have your little fisherman hat on with your rubber fisherman boots and you’re just going about your morning, hauling in your nets when you spot a giant red object swimming amongst your usual catch. It’s over twice the size of an adult human being and uglier than most. What do you do? If you ask us, you obviously ride the beast to shore, but last week’s close encounter with a live giant squid near Niigata Prefecture ended a little differently.

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“Kind Chinese” vs “Greedy Chinese”: Efforts to save wild carp instantly nullified

Wildlife conservation is never an easy task. Too many obstacles stand in the way, such as modernization, human activity, pollution, and climate changes, just to name a few.

A group of kind citizens bought 800 live carp, releasing them into the Yellow River in China in hopes of rejuvenating the dwindling numbers of the native species, but little did they expect the fish to flow straight into fishing nets of the greedy fellowmen waiting downstream.

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An amazing 1,300-year old way of fishing involving birds diving underwater is going extinct

Cormorant fishing on China’s Li River is all but dying out.

Fisherman set out with domesticated cormorants, a seabird, on bamboo rafts before sunrise and often in the early evening. These birds prey on fish. But the fishermen tie threads around the necks of the cormorants to prevent them from swallowing the fish they catch.

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