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Economy

A sea change in Pacific fish wars

Japan losing out in rich fisheries to China, North Korea, Taiwan, US

A wholesaler sorts Pacific saury at the Ofunato fish market in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- In ominous times, the world is already at war over fish, and seafood-loving Japan finds itself pitted against fish-hungry nations and regions like China, North Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S.

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