Japan

Mystery Surrounding Sea Grapes Decoded

Sea grapes are a popular delicacy in Japan and many other parts of Asia Pacific. However, farmers in Japan faced recurring problems while cultivating seaweeds. Scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology graduate school (OIST) have finally weeded out the cultivation and environmental mysteries surrounding the plant. Earlier, many Japanese farmers experienced poor growth of seaweed. These plants are commonly known as sea grapes. They present lucrative commercial opportunities

Mobile

The second largest stock market listing trailing Alibaba, the SoftBank will raise over US$ 23 Bn for its mobile business in Japan from initial public offer (IPO). This is expected to retain the status quo of SoftBank as the second largest stock market listing in the foreseeable future. In 2014, the bank had raised nearly US$ 25 Bn at current exchange rates. Pricing its share at US$ 13 or 1,500