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日時:平成29年7月7日(金) 午後1時から午後2時まで


6th Shichirin party!

We had the 6th Shichirin party, a fish-only BBQ, to learn more about fish.  It was the biggest party with a lot of fun.  We also celebrated the birthday of a student with a fish-decorated cake. I thank the organizers and participants to make this happy party!

s-IMG_3059 (2) Let’s enjoy fish more!

Next one will perhaps be in August.

Regular survey in May 2017

Irrigation has started but not so many fish migrated into our target irrigation channels.  We observed some juvenile fish as well as some other animals such as frogs, snakes and ducks. Students are good at finding them. 

s-IMG_2948 (2) Common fish species in our target sites

s-IMG_2941 (2) A juvenile loach

s-IMG_2977 (2) She found a big one

s-IMG_2971 (2) a duck family

We’ll have the sixth shichirin party on May 26, 2017 (from 18:00).  We’ll have some fun!!!

Regular survey in April (2)

We made another regular survey under fine weather.  Many animals seem to get active now.



s-IMG_2748 a dragon fly

s-IMG_2777 a snake

s-IMG_2775 a student with a snake

Winning poster

There was an event for first-year undergraduate students and the ones who interviewed me and our laboratory won the first prize for their poster!  Congratulations!  We may invite them in the 6th Shichirin-party on May 26, 2017. 

s-Poster&TheTeam The great team

s-poster The poster; Can you find some fish swimming?

Regular survey in April

It’s getting warmer and fish seems to be active like we are after full bloom of sakura.

s-IMG_2620 They might have started migrating into irrigation system

s-IMG_2657 (2) First time to catch!!!

s-IMG_2613 (2) It’s a lot of work to remove the aquatic vegetation before irrigation.

Mango research

In the last 10 years, we have been working on improving production and distribution of fresh mango fruit, mainly in Thailand.  It is always great to visit my colleagues in Chiang Mai University.  Our experimental field looks fine now and I am looking forward to our joint experiment in the next growing season.

s-80A0A422-0FF1-451F-9C44-26ADE78C30BF Dr. Wolfram Spreer

s-703A2E34-CC75-4A40-A9B8-0E089E668D6C Our mango field for experiment

s-IMG_2601 A mango tree

s-610BF35A-0A6C-4434-8C21-E0A9097BFAC2 His greenhouse for experiment

Preliminary survey in Chiba

We went to Chiba for a preliminary survey.  It was interesting to see geographic distributions of different fish species there and to meet fish species different from our regular surveys.

s-IMG_2252 (2) A terraced paddy



Three undergraduate students have graduated from our laboratory!  They did great job in their research this year.  Wishing all the best for their successful life!!!  Hope to see them soon!

s-IMG_2165 At the ceremony

s-IMG_2174 Three students!

s-IMG_2182 After the ceremony

After the regular survey, we had the final party for FY2016 at Katsu-kichi, Shibuya.

s-IMG_2221 (2) a great plate under the law of the jungle

s-IMG_2222 (2) a gift for the three students

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s-IMG_2225 (2) with fish chocolates

s-IMG_2228 (2) After the party

s-IMG_2226 (2) PS: It looks like topmouth gudgeon