I traveled with my twin brother, Patrick, and we spent a total of eight days in Japan: six in Tokyo and two days in Hakone. We toured the Tsukiji Fish Market, explored the Hakone Open Air Art Museum, relaxed in natural hot springs, and spent a date meditating at the Hakone Jinja Shrine.
Turret trucks careening around corners, workers unloading boxes of glistening scales and tentacles, tuna carvers wielding samurai swords. All happening while Tokyo sleeps at the world's largest wholesale seafood market.
Robust populations of bluefin tuna mean increased overall benefits to us in the form of healthy oceans, food, recreation, and jobs. But as of yesterday, the annihilation of the northern bluefin tuna reached its final phase.