About 500 fire ants found in Tokyo port, 1st time in Japan this year

Courtesy of the Environment Ministry
Fire ants found at the Aomi wharf in Tokyo Port

The Environment Ministry announced Monday that approximately 500 fire ants, a highly poisonous invasive species, were found in a container yard at the Aomi wharf in Tokyo Port. This is the first discovery of fire ants in Japan this year, since they were found in Utsunomiya last October.