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Hi there everyone,

My name is Aragon and I first started doing aquaponics in the UK about 19 years ago, and am now looking to really promote this in Japan (where I now live).

After the recent earthquake and Tsunami though, myself and a few others have gotten together to try and promote aquaponics to those devastated communities and to introduce them to this fantastic system.

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Indoor Hybrid Aquaponics System we recently built

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

I was hoping to show a new system that we made for a community learning centre in Northern Japan. This had been set up in Minamisanriku, a town that had been practically wiped off the map by last year's earthquake and tsunami.  

We had the support of the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan and several other groups, but we also have to thank two members of this forum who wish to remain anonymous, but who made a significant donation to the…


DIY Aquaponics Guides

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 7:05pm 0 Comments

If anyone is interested we have put together some basic guides to help people who are looking at starting their own aquaponics systems.  We are writing more of them every week, but the first few are now up and running.


A lot of this information is garnered from various sources from all over the web, and from various forums and blogs - including this one of course, but we hoped that drawing those sources together into single easy-to-read guides might be helpful.…


Aquaponics for Schools in Japan - Yokohama International School

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 5:33am 0 Comments

Last Friday, Japan Aquaponics installed their first school system in Yokohama International School - much to the delight of the Year 4 kids who helped us to put it all together and set everything up!  YIS already has a small system running in their cafeteria courtesy of another one of our first client... their chef... and because of that, about a month ago we visited the school and gave a series of classes to about 100 of the children and staff.   …


Agriculture Consumes 92% of Freshwater Used Globally (Aquaponics doesn't!)

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 4:53pm 0 Comments

I saw this article this morning and thought it may be interesting for other members.  It seems to underpin the need for alternative agricultural methods such as aquaponics, as well as the need to educate consumers into moving towards a fish-based diet rather than a meat based one:

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At 11:29pm on February 6, 2020, pinyin chen said…

私の名前はピンチェンです。私はタイで生まれ育ちました。私の母は日本から、私のパパはタイですが、彼が亡くなる前にトルコに滞在し、ほとんどの仕事をしました。 私はあなたのプロフィールを見て、あなたに興味を持つようになります、あなたが私の友達になりたいです、私は安全であることを願っています。 ..私は今のところすべてだと思う、笑顔私はあなたに私のメールに返信してほしい

At 11:40am on November 27, 2012, Worasit Prommee said…

Hi from Worasit / Thailand.

Do you grow herbal or vegetable as alternative medicine in Japan?

Here people mainly produce common veg by hydroponic and some aquaponics but I try study in this kind plants.

At 12:19pm on April 3, 2012, YU OHKI said…

Hi, Aragon

Thanks for the replay.  Yeah, EXPENSIVE!!!

I'm originally from Machida and I've seen so many fishing parks (Tsuribori) go out of business (I love fishing!) wondering if there is any way to add aquaponics operation to the pond.  There is one place in Kanagawa that I always go to for Koi fishing and the pond water is always dirty.  They said they have to flush the water periodically (which goes straight into a near by stream).  These tsuribori places are usually small businesses owned by land owners.  What do you think?

At 2:00pm on March 29, 2012, YU OHKI said…

Hi, Aragon

Thanks for the welcome.

I love what you did with your system and the cool videos!!!  I love how compact the system is!  Yeah, true.  It seems like nobody really know anything about Aquaponics in Japan..... but like you said will have to start from  somewhere.   I believe there is big potential.  Many big name corporations in Japan are starting to invest on developing fully enclosed Hydroponic system.  Daiwa House has launched this really sleek high-tech system for home/community use.

but the price is too high, and there are no fish.....= no fun :)

Anyway,  please Yoroshikuonegaishimasu!



At 1:00am on February 27, 2012, Izzy said…

LOL, yes that radish could definitely handle those peppers! :-)

At 8:16am on November 29, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Glad you enjoyed the book and this site!  Thanks for your thanks.

At 7:44am on September 24, 2011, TCLynx said…
You are welcome and I like your picture with the blue fish!
At 7:45am on August 10, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome Aragon :-)


A wonderful way of life. There is already a wealth of knowledge in Japan and it should thus be easy to jump start this way of life. Looking forward to getting to know you more.


God bless :-)

At 5:26pm on August 4, 2011, alfred leslie goeltinger said…

Hello Aragon

My Name is Alfred and i live also in Japan Tokyo.

Last month i start aquaponics in a 20x5 meter Greenhouse in Funabashi.

Would be nice to go in touch with you and hear about your Aquaponics.

See you later Alfred 

At 10:28pm on August 3, 2011, Gina Cavaliero said…
Hey, no problem on the welcome!  Yes, I think there are probably many that share your same vision and goals and hopes for Japan.  You are on an awesome path friend!  Can't wait to hear more!

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