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In China’s Shenzhen, nostalgia for the good old days of Hong Kong culture continues

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – A trip to charming Hong Kong was a distant dream for most mainlanders in the mid-1990s, but for schoolgirl Tracy Chen in the booming southern city of Shenzhen, it was just a lunchtime stroll. With Hong Kong losing autonomy after 25 years of Chinese rule, Chen is among the many residents …

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Fatty ‘katsu’ fish may portend climate change, posing a threat to Japanese sushi

NAKATOSA, Japan, July 12 (Reuters) – Half a century ago, Takeo Nakago has been catching katsu tuna, or skipjack tuna — an indispensable part of Japanese cuisine, whether raw, dried or used as a base for broth. But he and other fishermen in Kore, in Kochi Prefecture in southwestern Japan, have seen something troubling in …

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Japanese radish farmers fear the future amid climate change

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese farmer Masahiro Hoshina began worrying about typhoon season months before it began, haunted by memories of torrential rains and landslides that washed away wasabi farms during one storm in 2019. “Recently, the strength of typhoons looks very different than before because of global warming. They are getting stronger,” said the 70-year-old …

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