The Japanese Cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus), also known as Temminck's Cormorant, is a cormorant native to East Asia. It lives from Taiwan north through Korea and Japan to the Russian Far East.
The Japanese Cormorant has a black body with a white throat and cheeks and a partially yellow bill.
It is one of the species of cormorant that has been domesticated by fishermen in a tradition known in Japan as ukai (??). It is called umiu (??? sea cormorant) in Japanese. The Nagara River's well-known fishing masters work with this particular species to catch ayu.