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Katsumi Tsukamoto, self-proclaimed "Dr. Eel," poses beside an eel statue on the Shonan campus of Nihon University, south of Tokyo. A professor at the only "Eel Science Laboratory" in Japan, Tsukamoto believes that complete farming of Japanese eels will be a commercially viable possibility after only a decade. The endangered Japanese summer delicacy may get a new lease on life with commercial farming. <br>AP

Researchers seek ways to farm eels, the endangered Japanese delicacy

The future of roasted eel, the Japanese summer delicacy, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered.


9 fun things in Honolulu: Foodie finds old favorites and new

Here are nine ways to help make a weekend or so here great — centering on eating and drinking that's not the Cheesecake Factory.


Guided tour takes the mystery out of Hanoi’s street food

Hanoi's crammed sidewalks will have you tripping over tiny blue chairs waiting for someone to plop down with a bowl of food from one of the myriad street vendors.

No-frills Hawaiian Railway takes passengers on the only working railroad on Oahu

If you want to get off the beaten track on Oahu, then get on the beaten track. Railroad track, that is.


That Asian elephant you want to ride has likely been abused

An animal protection group wants tourists to know: that elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.



pacific after hours

Nabezo offers all-you-can-eat hot pot at reasonable prices

Shibuya is a youth-centric district in the heart of Tokyo that’s popular with tourists and famous for its busy scramble pedestrian crossing. If you’re looking for a place to eat while there, why not try some authentic Japanese cuisine?



festivals and events

On-base activities

A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.


Off-base events

A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.


Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa

A calendar of nearby water parks and pools of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.


Fireworks in the Pacific

A calendar of fireworks and festivals in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.


Movies on base through Aug. 24

Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea


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