Japanese zoo kills 57 'impure' monkeys

A Japanese zoo has culled 57 of its 164 monkeys after finding they carried "invasive alien" genes, a local official says. The monkeys, which were originally believed to be pure Japanese macaques, were killed by lethal injection at Takagoyama Nature Zoo ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei drops led weaker by financials after U.S. yields fall

TOKYO, Feb 23 Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday morning as financial stocks weakened after U.S. yields fell on the cautious tone struck in minutes of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting. The Nikkei dropped 0.5 percent to 19,290 ... ( read original story ...)

RUBBER-Tokyo futures prices after evening session February 22

Following are prices for Tokyo rubber futures at the end of the Tokyo market's evening session on Feb 2017. Contract Day Volume Evening Volume 17-Feb 331.0 - 331.0 - 17-Mar 315.6 20 315.6 14 17-Apr 308.3 138 308.3 5 17-May 303.4 120 303.4 15 17-Jun 295.2 ... ( read original story ...)

Japan lists fault zones for potential earthquakes

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. TOKYO - Japan’s Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion newly added 16 faults to a list of major active fault zones in which a magnitude-7 or larger earthquake could occur. As a result, the total number of major ... ( read original story ...)