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Emperor attends symposium on fish diversity.

TOKYO, Feb. 24 Kyodo

Emperor Akihito attended on Thursday morning an international symposium on fish diversity which is being held at the National Science Museum in Ueno, Tokyo in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the emperor's ascension to the throne.

The symposium, which began Wednesday and will last until Saturday, has invited 125 researchers including 25 from abroad as participants. It is sponsored mainly by the Ichthyological Society of Japan and the University of Tokyo's Ocean Research Institute.

The emperor is a member of the society and has been involved in researching the taxonomy of gobies, which are a species of small marine fish.

The emperor showed particular interest in a meeting at the symposium in which participants discussed the latest research developments on taxonomy in relation to fish diversity.
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Date:Feb 28, 2000
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