"Kuroshio Science" Journal

Vol.10 No.2

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Research Paper

Habitat analysis of the Japanese river otter in relation to the coastline and human population on Shikoku Island(in Japanese)

Masaki Sato, Motoki Higa, Motomi Genkai-Kato

Nesting ecology of female loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) and sand particle size of the nesting sites at Nii and Nino Beaches, Niyodo River mouth, Kochi Prefecture(in Japanese)

Maoko Wada, Ryohei Fujimoto, Jun-ya Ooyama, Shohei Kobayashi, Yoshinori Kumazawa, Tomomi Saito

Species diversity of tidal flat biota on Shikoku Island(in Japanese)

Tomoya Miura, Kogiku Mori, Tatsuya Fukuda, Gyo Itani, Shizuko Nakai, Osamu Miura

Individual number and biomass of benthic invertebrate communities in streams with special reference to body size range(in Japanese)

Mei Miyaji, Mitsuya Inoue, Motomi Genkai-Kato

Research Note

Habitat selection of the Japanese monkey in Nakatosa Town, Kochi Prefecture(in Japanese)

Kana Terayama, Yoshinori Kaneshiro, Motomi Genkai-Kato

One example of marine biological practical menu for science teacher training course in Japan: Developmental Biology and Physiology(in Japanese)

Tetsuo Harada, Yumi Henmi,Daiki Fujita, Mitsuru Nakajo, Gyo Itani

Habitats of planarians in streams in Kochi Prefecture, Japan(in Japanese)

Ryo Utsunomiya, Mitsuya Inoue, Mei Miyaji, Motomi Genkai-Kato

Vol.10 No.1

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Foreword & Messages

Message from Organizer

Ching-Nen Nathan Chen

Message to Kuroshio Science

Te-Hao Chen

Opening Remarks & Messages to Kuroshio Science

Greetings from tropical Kao-Hsiung

Chau-Chang Wang

Message to Kuroshio Science

Akira Tominaga

Message to Kuroshio Science

Plutomeo Nieves

Towards Ensuring Sustainability of Marine Resouces in The Kuroshio Region

Milagros Morales

Message to the Kuroshio Science Consortium

Wilfredo Campos

Keynote Reviews & Reports

Municipal Marine Fisheries Assessment of Batanes Island, Philippines (2009-2013)

Milagros C. Morales, Angel B. Encarnacion, Melanie A. Calicdan

Dongsha Atoll Research Station̶A Steady Research Platform in South China Sea

Yalan Chou

Community ‒ Local Government and Academic Partnership in Coral Restoration: Does It Work?

A.B. Mendoza, Jr., V.S. Soliman, P.M. Nieves, and F. M. Lim

Proceedings Mini Review

CCL1 and IL-1 Induce Damaged Human Colon Epithelial Cells to Produce IL-22 for Autonomous Cure

Akira Tominaga, Yuko Konishi, Takahiro Taguchi

Research Papers

Life History and Abundance of the Minute Triplefin, Enneapterygius minutus (Blennioidei, Tripterygiidae), from a Seagrass Tide Pool on Green Island, Taiwan

Shao-I Wang, Tsen-Chien Chen, Hin-Kiu Mok

Inhibitory Effects of Bangladeshi Medicinal Plant Leaf Extracts on α-glucosidase Activity

Mst Tamanna Niger, Kazhuhiro, Ohtani, Bhuiyan Feroze Ahamed

Regulatory Effects of Five Medicinal Plants used by Dayak Uud Danum in West Kalimantan Indonesia on the Delayed-type Hypersensitivity and the Inflammation of Human Colon Epithelial Cells

Yeni Mariani, Fathul Yusro, Yuko Konishi, Takahiro Taguchi, Akira Tominaga

Effects of Medicinal Plants in West Kalimantan Indonesia to Prevent the Damage of Human Colon Epithelial FPCK-1-1 Cells and Regulate the Levels of Blood Glucose and Triacylglycerol of db/db mice

Fathul Yusro, Yeni Mariani, Yuko Konishi, Takahiro Taguchi, Mari Tominaga, Satoshi Kubota, Akira Tominaga

Research Report

Climate Change Information and Adaptation In Kuroshio Region’s Vulnerable island

Kristian Q. Aldea, Jimmy T. Masagca

Introduction of Taiwanese Literature

See the World through the Compound Eyes

Wang Yun-Pin

Cross-Border Education Students’ views on Marine Protected Areas


Akira Tominaga

Understanding the Social Intricacies of Marine Protected Areas: An Approach to Sustainable Coastal Resource Management along the Kuroshio Region

Emma Legaspi Ballad

Marine Protected Area Establishment: Part of the Solution toward Sustainable Development along Kuroshio Region

Renan Ugto Bobiles

Insights of MPAs in Bicol Region, Philippines: Strengthening Community Management for Resource Sustainability

Alex Pulvinar Camaya

Man and His Pursuits of Subsistence and Sustainability: An Anthropological Perspective

Joshua Rovie L. Daclan

Understanding the Coastal Natural Environment

Yumi Henmi

The Role of Habitat Heterogeneity on MPA Design

Allyn Duvin S. Pantallano

Seaweed Ecosystem Integration to Marine Protected Areas

Jayvee Ablaña Saco

Editorial Policy and Instructions for Authors

Vol.9 No.2

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Research Paper

A Project on the Restoration of Damaged Peat Swamp Forest at Biosphere Reserve, Riau Province through Community Empowerment.

Wahyu Dwianto, Sukma Surya Kusumah, Fitria, Yohanes Purwanto, Haris Gunawan

Evaluation of Materials on the Curriculum Theme “How can water striders float and stride on the water surface?" as an Effective Experimental Teaching Material in Compulsory Schools

Mitsuru Nakajyo, Toshiki Tamura, Shinya Maihara, Kazuo Miyoshi, Fumiko Kojima, Mika Yokota, Tetsuo Harada

Inhibition of α-Glucosidase by Methanol Extracts from Wood Bark of Anacardiaceae, Fabaceae, Malvaceae and Phyllanthaceae Plants Family in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

FathulYusro, Kazuhiro Ohtani, Satoshi Kubota

Relationships between Body Size, Individual Number and Biomass of Benthic Invertebrates in Summer at Upstream Sites of the Niyodo and Shimanto Rivers (in Japanese)

Mei Yamanaka, Mitsuya Inoue, Motomi Genkai-Kato

Research Note

Are Several Village-based Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Necessary for Conserving CoastalResources in a Municipality? A Case of Municipality of Gonzaga, Cagayan, Philippines

Emma L. Ballad, Teruyuki Shinbo

Estimation of Percentage Body Fat in Japanese Subjects at 18 Years of Age and Older (in Japanese)

Yuko Ito, Motomi Genkai-Kato

Palatability of Plant Species to Two Goats in an Abandoned Cropland (in Japanese)

Makoto Kaki Motomi Genkai-Kato

Protection of Loggerhead Turtle Eggs from Predation by Foxes at Ikumi Beach in Toyo Town, Kochi Prefecture (in Japanese)

Yuri Komaki, Syuji Yachimori, Tomomi Saito Motomi Genkai-Kato

Restoration Potentialof a Riparian forest in the Nakanokawa River, Ino, Kochi. (in Japanese)

Miho Furuta, Motoki Higa, Shingo Ishikawa

Fish and Hermatypic Coral Fauna Observed in Offshore Breakwaters in Nahari town, Eastern Kochi (in Japanese)

Atsuko Shibata, TakumaMezaki, Yohei Nakamura

Recovery Process of Understory Vegetation Protected by a Deer Fence (in Japanese)

Shingo Ishikawa, Tomohiro Watazu, Minoru Kusumi, Azusa Morimoto, Minami Takano, Ryoya Asano, Motoki Higa

Business Report

The 9th InternationalKuroshio Science Symposium and Kuroshio University League Network Formation through Cross-Border Education to Achieve a Sustainable Society in the Kuroshio Region (in Japanese)

Satoshi Kubota, Akira Tominaga

Sakura Science Plan 2015 (in Japanese)

Akira Tominaga, Satoshi Kubota

Visiting UP Visayas and UP Diliman (in Japanese)

Satoshi Kubota, Gyo Itani, Akira Tominaga

Vol.9 No.1

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Cross-Border Education and Sustainable Society

Hiroshi Wakiguchi (President of Kochi University)

Opening Remarks

Hirokuni Taguchi, Houng-Yung Chen, Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya, Hiroyuki Matsuda, Akihiro Takemura, Milagros C. Morales, Yoshiaki Iiguni


Academic Linkages Through the Kuroshio Current

Rhodora V. Azanza

Keynote Reports

Cross-Border Education in Kuroshio Region

Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya, Maureen Mamansag-Maceres

Proceedings Special Reports

Reproductive Biology of Christian crabs (Charybdis feriatus, Linnaeus, 1758) in San Miguel Bay, Philippines

Plutomeo M. Nieves, Nelson R. Olfindo, Aldrin Mel Macale

Stargazers (Uranoscopidae) have exceptionally more bile

Hsu Jung-chen, Hin-Kiu Mok

Cross-Border Education

Sonia Yiching Huang

Proceedings Mini Review

Environmental Control of Annual Reproductive Cycle and Spawning Rhythmicity of Spinefoots Archipelago, Indonesia

Akihiro Takmerura, Yuki Takeuchi, Taro Ikegami, Sung-Pyo Hur, Victor Soliman, Felix Ayson, Evelyn de Jesus-Ayson, Endang Sri Susilo

The Beauty and Sorrow of a Tropical Paradise: Anthropogenic Pollution in Coastal Water of Kenting National Park, Taiwan

Te-Hao Chen

Biodiversity in the Kuroshio Region: Challenges and Trends in the Upstream

Kristian Q. Aldea, Minerva I. Morales, Aurora E. Arajo, Jimmy T. Masagca

Suppression of eosinophilia by Petalonia binghamiae polysaccharides may relate to their eotaxin-binding ability

Akira Tominaga. Yuko Konishi, Takahiro Taguchi

Research Paper

Sonic-muscle proteomics of ophidiid, glaucosomatid, pempherid and terapontid reveals the physiological and phylogenetic constrains to the sound producing structures

Titisari Dian Pertiwi, Wen-Yao Tzeng, Hin-Kiu Mok, Kuo-Hsun Chiu

Summary of the Symposium

Network Formation of the Kuroshio Universities through Cross-Border Education

Akira Tominaga

Impression of the Symposium Strengthening Collaboration through Distance Education and Research Extension

Alex Pulvinar Camaya

Editorial Policy and Instructions for Authors

Vol.8 No.2

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Research Paper

Benthic algae and invertebrates in the headwater regions of the Niyodo River, Kochi Prefecture (in Japanese)

Mitsuya Inoue, Naoko Ohara,Motomi Genkai-Kato

Current and potential habitats for the Japanese lotic salamander Hynobius hirosei on Shikoku Island(in Japanese)

Reo Watanabe, Mitsuya Inoue, Motoki Higa and Motomi Genkai-Kato

Community structure and species-specific spatio-temporal distribution of Corycaeidae (Copepoda) in Tosa Bay (in Japanese)

Hiroshi Ueda,Masataka Yuasa

Potential Suitabilty of Coenocytic Green Algae as an Indicator of the Coastal Environment in the Kuroshio Region.

Ichiro Mine, Angel B. Encarnacion, Aki Kato, Masahiro Suzuki, Ping-Yi Huang, Kazuo Okuda, Satoko Sekida, Yoshinori Morooka

Research Note

Estimation of dietary intake of weeds based on the daily change in body weight and excretion (in Japanese)

Shoko Asakaze, Motomi Genkai-Kato

Electron microscopic observations of anchovey larvae "Dorome" after freezing under electric fields and thawing (in Japanese)

Satoko Sekida, Kazuo Okuda

Business Report

Activities of young researchers in the Sakura Science Plan and their participation in the 8th Kuroshio Science Symposium (in Japanese)

Mina Hori

Special Feature

The 8th International Symposium on Kuroshio Science: Kuroshio University League Network Formation toward the Establishment of a Sustainable Society in the Kuroshio Region through Cross-Border Education (in Japanese)

1. Introduction

Akira Tominaga

2. Poster

3. Preface

4. Program

5. Abstract

Vol.8 No.1

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President of Tanjungpura University Thamrin Usman, DEA

Opening Remarks

Akira Tominaga, Hin-Kiu Mok, Plutomeo Nieves

Keynote Reports

The Impacts of the Alteration in Agriculture on the Environment and Ecosystem in Sarawak, Malaysia

Sota Tanaka, Mohd Effendi bin Wasli, Joseph Jawa Kendawang, Katsutoshi Sakurai

Recent Progress in Bioacoustic Research in Taiwan

Hin-Kiu Mok

Turning the Tide towards Enhanced Ecosystem Management and Conservation in the Kuroshio Region: the Philippine Perspectives

Plutomeo M. Nieves

Proceedings Special Reports

Rapid Screening for Cytotoxicity and Group Identification of Secondary Metabolites in Methanol Extract from Four Sponge Species Found in Kapoposang Island, Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia

Ajuk Sapar, Alfian Noor, Nunuk Hariani Soekamto, Ahyar Ahmad

Inventory of Medicinal Plants for Fever Used by Four Dayak Sub Ethnic in West Kalimantan Province Indonesia

Fathul Yusro, Yeni Mariani, Farah Diba, Kazuhiro Ohtani

The Status of Tenualosa toli (Valenciennes, 1847) in the South-west Coast of Sarawak, Malaysia

Khairul Adha A. Rahim, Mohamad Hambali Tumiran, Shabdin Mohd. Long, Yuzine Esa, Awang Ahmad Sallehin Awang Husaini

Preliminary Assessment on the Growth Performance of Dryobalanops beccarii Dyer Planted under Enrichment Planting Technique at Gunung Apeng Forest Reserve, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mohd Effendi Wasli, Hamsawi Sani, Ho Soo Ying, Mugunthan Perumal, Zatil Aisyah Zainudin, Jonathan Lat, Lee Pick Sean

Fish Fauna and Fisheries in the Coastal Waters of Similajau, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Lee Nyanti, Jongkar Grinang, James Bali, Norhadi Ismail

Risk of Acquiring Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Water and Shrimp from an Aquaculture Farm

Chai Fung Pui, Lesley Maurice Bilung, Nur Bainun Mohd Zin, Nurulhuda Najihah Binti Zainal Abidin, Micky Vincent, Kasing Apun

Species Composition and Stand Structure of an Exploited Mangrove Forest

Ismail Jusoh, Muhammad Anuar Aziz

Summaries of Sessions

Management of Forest Fire, Palm Oil Plantation, and Peat Soil

Augustine Lumangkun, A. B. Tandililing, Ari Krisno Hadi, Maswadi, Novira Kusrini, Gusti Zakaria Anshari, M. Afifudin, E. Gusmayanti

Human Health and Biodiversity of Natural Resources in Kuroshio Region

Chiu-Chin Lu, Hin-Kiu Mok, Hurng-Wern Huang, Chao-Neng Tseng, Awang Ahmad Sallehin Awang Husaini, Soo Hui Yin, Ngieng Ngui Sing, Azham Zulkharnain, Hairul Azman Roslan, Lesley Maurice Bilung, Velnetti Linang, Micky Vincent, Kasing Apun, Mohd Tajuddin Abdullah, Farah Diba, Ferry Hadary, Seno Darmawan Panjaitan, Tsuyoshi Yoshimura, Madinah, A., Mariana, A., M.T. Abdullah

Review Articles

Sarawak Coastal Biodiversity: A Current Status

Shabdin Mohd. Long

Economic Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Options in Selected Coastal Areas of Cagayan, the Philippines

Evelyn C. Ame, Rowena Guzman, Jezreel Pataguan, Urdujah A. Tejada

Proceedings Mini Review

Spirulina Complex Polysaccharides Suppress the Growth of Glioma in T Lymphocyte- and Macrophage-dependent Manner

Akira Tominaga, Yu Kawanishi, Takahiro Taguchi, Toshio Yawata, Hiromi Okuyama, Yutaka Kusumoto, Shiro Ono, Keiji Shimizu

Parasitic Crustaceans and Marine Invasions: Two Case Studies from Kuroshio Region

Gyo Itani, Chiharu Yamada, Hodaka Asama, Yumi Henmi, Hiroshi Kume, John W. Chapman

Impression of the Symposium

The 7th International Symposium on Kuroshio Science

Charles P.H. Simanjuntak

Vol.7 No.2

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Research Paper

Fish Diversity and Fishery Status in the Ba Che and Tien Yen Rivers, northern Vietnam, with Consideration on Factors Causing Recent Decline of Fishery Products

Tran Duc Hau, Ta Thi Thu

Benthic Invertebrates and Attached Algae in the Upstream Region of the Shimanto River, Kochi Prefecture (in Japanese)

Hazuki Eguchi, Kazuma Ishida, Mitsuya Inoue, Motomi Genkai-Kato

Proposal My Sea-vegetation (in Japanese)

Masakazu Tatewaki

Special Feature

Kuroshio Symposium: Kuroshio Science – Progress of 10 years and Problems to be solved (in Japanese)

1. Introduction

2. Prospectus: Kuroshio Science – Progress of 10 years and Problems to be solved

3. Contents of Symposium

4. Address of the President of Kochi University

Hiroshi Wakiguchi

5. Lecture 1: Interdisciplinary and International Approaches of an Area Study: Creation of a New Horizon

Yasuyuki Kohno

6. Lecture 2: A New Role of Knowledge Community toward a Sustainable Society: from the Viewpoint of Global Warming

Shuzo Nishioka

7. Summary of Discussion and Conclusion

Vol.7 No.1

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Hiroshi Wakiguchi

Opening Remarks

Fay Lea Patria, M. Lauraya Houng-Yung Chen, Yoshiaki Iiguni

Summary Report of the 6th International Kuroshio Conference

Plutomeo Nieves, Kazuo Okuda, Akira Tominaga and Yoshinori Morooka

Keynote Reports

Anti-diabetic Effects of Algae with a Sustainable Society in View: In Focus on Regulatory T Cells and the Flora of Intestinal Bacteria

Akira Tominaga, Masanori Hiraoka, Ryosaku Kinoshita and Takahiro Taguchi

Managing at the ‘Root’ of Kuroshio

Victor S. Soliman


Status of Elvers Fisheries in Cagayan Province, Luzon, Philippines

Evelyn C. Ame, Jovita P. Ayson and Reynaldo B. Ame

Community Structure of Macroalgae of Lagonoy Gulf, Bicol Region, Philippines

Antonino B. Mendoza, Jr. and Victor S. Soliman

Research Notes

Capture Fisheries Assessment of Commercially Important Marine Crabs in Sorsogon Bay and San Miguel Bay

Plutomeo M. Nieves, Skorzeny de Jesus, Maria Aurea B. Guiriba, Aldrin Mel B. Macale, Shiela Belen and Gemma Corral

Outlook for SMI and Implementation of MPA's

Plutomeo M. Nieves

Inventory and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants from Tropical Rain Forest Based on Traditional Knowledge by Ethnic Dayaknese Communities in West Kalimantan Indonesia

Farah Diba, Fathul Yusro, Yeni Mariani and Kazuhiro Ohtani

The Influence of Alien Fish Species on Native Fish Community Structure in Malaysian Waters

Khairul Adha A. Rahim, Yuzine Esa and Aziz Arshad

Exploring Local Coastal Recreational Tourism as a Potential Strategy to Support Changing Agriculture in the Typhoon-Prone Small Island of San Miguel, Tabaco, Albay, Bicol Region

Raul G. Bradecina, Teruyuki Shinbo and Plutomeo M. Nieves

Study Report

Sequence-based Phylogeography of Seaweeds: How Current Distribution is Shaped by Accumulation of Past?

Felix Bast

Letter from GSKS Alumni

Life in Japan and Canada

Saharia Kanak

Importance of Kuroshio-related Joint Studies via a Cross-Sectorial Approach

Shashank Keshavmurthy

A Step Towards Interdisciplinary Education in Environmental Studies

Mohd. Effendi bin Wasli

Vol.6 No.2

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Anti-allergic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-tumor Effects of Algae with a Sustainable Society In View (in Japanese)

Akira Tominaga, Masanori Hiraoka and Takahiro Taguchi

West Border Region of Medieval Japan and Kuroshio Triangle –Based on the Research of Iwojima, Mishima-Mura, Kagoshima Prefecture–

Takao Ichimura

Perspective on issues of land property right in Monsoon Asia (in Japanese)

Yoshiaki Iiguni

Research Paper

Benthic Environment and Fish Assemblages at the Water in Front of Yokonami Rinkai Experimental Station in Kochi, Western Japan (in Japanese)

Tsubasa Kimura, Kohtaro Abe, Takuya Matsumoto and Yohei Nakamura

Research Paper (Short)

Benthic Invertebrates and Attached Algae in the Upstream Region of the Kagami River, Kochi Prefecture (in Japanese)

Yukiko Onishi and Motomi Genkai-Kato

Factors affecting the existence of the Japanese river otter in the Shinjo River, Kochi Prefecture (in Japanese)

Masaki Sato and Motomi Genkai-Kato

Appearance of whales in whale watching in relation to meteorological and tidal conditions in Tosa Bay off Kochi (in Japanese)

Chiko Miyoshi and Motomi Genkai-Kato

Research Note

New record of the Japanese mud shrimp, Upogebia major, from Kochi Prefecture, Japan (in Japanese)

Ayumi Sato, Junichi Morinaga, Yumi Henmi and Gyo Itani

Molecular cytogenetic study on scleractinian coral, Acropora solitaryensis (in Japanese)

Takahiro Taguchi

Vol.6 No.1

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Hin-Kiu Mok

Opening Remarks

Houng-Yung Chen, Kazuo Okuda, Ninfa Pelea

Summary Report (Session I, III, IV, V, VI)

Hin-Kiu Mok, Keryea Soong, Shui-Kai Chang, Akira Tominaga, Tse-Min Lee and Jeng-Di Lee

Special Summary Report (Session II)

Effects of Climate Change on Marine, Land and Mountainous Areas in Kuroshio-Related Countries

Yoshinori Morooka, Chaolun Allen Chen Reika Abe

Special Report

Houbihu MPA, the First One Beyond the Paper, in Taiwan

Keryea Soong

Keynote Reports

Turbulent Mixing of the Kuroshio Waters Southeast Taiwan

Ruo-Shan Tseng, Huang-Jie Shao, Yu-China Chang, and Luca Centurioni

Socio-economic, Ecological and Institutional Impacts of Super Typhoon Reming on a Community - based Mangrove Rehabilitation Project in Malinao, Albay, Philippines

Raul G. Bradecina, Plutomeo M. Nieves, Ma. Josefa Pelea, Teruyuki Shinbo and Yoshinori Morooka

Current Status of the Marine Ecosystem and their Vulnerability under the Climate Changes Impacts in the Catba World Biosphere Reserve

Nguyen Van Quan


Perceptions of Local Residents of the Value of Marine Resources and Protected Areas: The Case of San Miguel Island, Bicol

Cheryll C. Launio, Teruyuki Shinbo, Plutomeo M. Nieves and Yoshinori Morooka

Dolphinfish Fisheries in Batanes: Coping with Climate Change through Mataw Fishing Tradition

Evelyn C. Ame, Maureen A. Aragon Jovita P. Ayson and Reynaldo B. Ame

Review Articles

Distribution of Fiddler Crabs in East Asia, with a Note on the Effect of the Kuroshio Current

Hsi-Te Shih

Uncontrolled Propagation of a Transplanted Aquaculture Catfish in Cuba and its utilization for Human Food

Satoshi Kubota, Yu Yamamoto, Andres M. Hurtado Consuegra, Bunji Yoshitomi, Yohei Nakamura, Mina Hori, Kazuhiro Otani, Kosaku Yamaoka and Masayuki Mac Takahashi

Novel Renewable Natural Resource of Deep Ocean Water (DOW) and their Current and Future Practical Applications

Masayuki Mac Takahashi and Ping-Yi Huang

Ulva as a Model for the Study of Environmental Stress in Intertidal Macroalagae

Tse-Min Lee, Tsure-Meng Wu, Ming-Shiuan Sung, Yi-Ting Hsu and Kuan-Lin Ho

Coastal Conficts and Natural Resoures Management is Ponaso no Tao-An Institutional Aspect

Jeng-Di Lee and Victoriya Venediktova et al.

Research Notes

Marine Macro-algal Flora of Orchid Island, Taiwan

Showe-Mei Lin

Establishment of a New Culture Model of Intestinal Inflammation: Autonomous Cure of Damaged Human Colon Epithelial FPCK-1-1 Cells

Akira Tominaga, Yuko Konishi and Tkahiro Tabushi

Impression of the Symposium

Tran Duc Han and Victoriya Venediktova

Vol.5 No.2

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Research Report

Nutrient, phytoplankton and harmful algal blooms in the shrimp culture ponds in Thailand

Teeyaporn Keawtawee, Kimio Fukami, Putth Songsangjinda,and Pensri Muangyao

Fisheries on Mesopodopsis (Mysida: Mysidae) and Acetes (Decapoda: Sergestidae) in Indonesia

Rose O. S. E. Mantiri, Susumu Ohtsuka and Shozo Sawamoto

Effects of pasturing of an immature goat on weed control in an abandoned cropland (in Japanese)

Hikari Ushiro and Motomi Genkai-Kato

Geckoes, frogs, and insect communities on lighted vending machines at midnight (in Japanese)

Reo Watanabe and Motomi Genkai-Kato

Variations in body weight and body composition with special attention to body fat in humans (in Japanese)

Takuya Oka and Motomi Genkai-Kato

Research Note

The weather at the time of the East Japan great earthquake disaster -Mainly in the case of Sendai plains-

Osamu Chiba, Fumiaki Kobayashi and Masaki Kaneda

●Cuba special edition

Research Paper

Ecology of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus in the Zapata Swamp, south-central Cuba (in Japanese)

Yu Yamamoto, Andrés M. Hurtado Consuegra, Yohei Nakamura,Satoshi Kubota and Kosaku Yamaoka

Research Note

Potential of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus as a food resource in Cuba (in Japanese)

Yu Yamamoto, Satoshi Kubota and Kosaku Yamaoka

Utilization of African catfish caught in Zapata Swamp, Cuba (in Japanese)

Satoshi Kubota, Bunji Yoshitomi, Andrés M. Hurtado Consuegra,Kazuhiro Ohtani, Yohei Nakamura, Mina Hori, Yu Yamamoto,and Kosaku Yamaoka

Keynote Report

Research record in Cuba (in Japanese)

Kazuhiro Ohtani, Satoshi Kubota, Kosaku Yamaoka,and Masayuki Mac Takahashi

The Editor's Notes

Kosaku Yamaoka

Vol.5 No.1

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Kazuo Okuda

Opening Remarks

Hiyoshizo Kotsuki Hin-Kiu Mok Jovita P. Ayson

Summary Report on the 4th Joint Kuroshio Symposium

Akira Tominaga, Hin-Kiu Mok and Yoshinori Morooka

Keynote Reports

From the Kuroshio Triangle to the Kuroshio- Related S-Shaped Zone: Introductory Remarks for the 4th Symposium

Yoshinori Morooka and Akira Tominaga

Effects of Natural and Socio-Economic Changes on Coastal and Upland Ecosystems in San Miguel Island, Albay, Philippines

Plutomeo M. Nieves and Raul G. Bradecina

Hagfish Conservation Needed in Taiwan

Kuo-Hsun Chiu and Hin-Kiu Mok

Regime Shifts in Response to Human Impacts and Management in Ecosystem

Motomi Genkai-Kato


Cytoskeletal and Ultrastructural Studies in Regenerating Cells from the Protoplaste of Valonia (Siphonocladate, Chlorophyseae)

Paul Rommel Elvira and Kazuo Okuda

Underwater Ambient Biological Noise in the Waters on the West Coast of Taiwan

Hin-Kiu Mok, Szu-Ying Lim and Kai-En Tsai

Effects of Edible Algae on Immune Responses: Algae Polysaccharides Regulate Delayed-type Hypersensitivity and Tumor Growth

Akira Tominaga, Teruyuki Fujii, Hiromi Okuyama, Takahiro Taguchi, Yutaka Kusumoto and Shiro Ono

Article on Special Topic

Soil and Vegetation Condition of Natural Forests and Secondary Fallow Forests within Batang Ai National Park Boundary, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mohd Effendi Wasli, Sota Tanaka, Joseph Jawa Kendawang, Arifin Abdu, Jonathan Lat, Yoshinori Morooka, Shabdin Mohd Long and Katsutoshi Sakurai

Research Notes

Management of the Nypa Managrove as a Mitigating Measure against Resource Over- Utilization in Pamplona, Cagayan

Reynaldo B. Ame, Evelyn C. Ame and Jovita P. Ayson

Razor Clam(Solen spp.) Fishery in Sarawak, Malaysia

Siti Akmar Khadijah Ab. Rahim

Book Mini-Review

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Soybean

Paul Rommel Elvira

Collaboration Net News

(1) The International Collaboration Office at BUTC

Maria Corazon P. Rivero

(2) The Fish Health Laboratory at DA-BFAR RO2

Evelyn C. Ame

Vol.4 No.2

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Research Report

Medicinal plants and traditional therapy on Batan Island, the Philippines: Prospects and problems for self-medication using local herbs (in Japanese)

Reika Abe, Kazuhiro Ohtani and Yoshinori Morooka

Pelagic larval duration of juveniles of Chaetodon speculum recruiting to Tosa Bay (in Japanese)

Sosuke OGURI, Tomonori HIRATA, Yohei NAKAMURA,and Kosaku YAMAOKA

Territory and feeding habit of juvenile red sea bream at littoral boulder area

Kenta TOMIOKA, Sinsuke OHMAE, Fumihiko ABE,and Kosaku YAMAOKA

Utilization of the non-indigenous mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis by the native pea crab Arcotheres sinensis in 1930s revealed from the specimens in the museum of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Kyoto University (in Japanese)

Gyo ITANI, Chiharu YAMADA, and Tetsuya WATANABE

Preliminary study of food habits in the Japanese clawed salamander larvae (Onychodactylus japonicus) in a mountain brook of the Kiso River system (in Japanese)

Teruhiko Takahara, Motomi Genkai-Kato,Hitoshi Miyasaka and Yukihiro Kohmatsu

The Editor's Notes

Idea for Kuroshio Field Work Team: as the Editor's Notes (in Japanese)


Vol.4 No.1

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Yoshinori Morooka

Opening Remarks

Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya, Shimpei Inoue and Plutomeo M. Nieves

Summary Report on the 3rd Joint Kuroshio Symposium / Record of Discussion

Plutomeo M. Nieves, Kazuo Okuda, Tse-Min Lee and Yoshinori Morooka

Keynote Reports

Six Years of Kuroshio-related Studies among Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines: Special reference to the study achievements of the Kochi Survey Team

Yoshinori Morooka and Kazuo Okuda

An Assessment of Macro-Invertebrate Gleaning in Fisheries on the Albay side of Lagonoy Gulf

Plutomeo M. Nieves, Skorzeny C. de Jesus, Aldrin Mel B. Macale and Josefa Maria D. Pelea

Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Estuarine Soniferous Fishes

Hin-Kiu, Mok

Research Notes

Assessment of the Ecological Habitats of Bacon District, Sorsogon City in the Philippines

Skorzeny C. de Jesus, Ronnel R. Dioneda, Ida H. Revale, Arnelyn D. Doloiras, Arnel L. Nolial, Angelito Ocampo and Diana S. Alcazar

Porphyra Fisheries in the Northern Philippines: Some environmental issues and the socio-economic impact on the Ilocano Fisherfork

Evelyn C. Ame, Jovita P. Ayson, Kazuo Okuda and Rolando Andres

Socio-Economic Conditions, Attitudes and Perceptions on Marine Protected Areas in San Miguel Island, Albay, Philippines

Maria Corazon P. Rivero, Plutomeo M. Nieves, Ninfa R. Pelea and Teruyuki Shinbo


The Role of Ocean Environments in the History of the East Asian Seas

Hiroshi Yoshio

Research on Strategies for Promoting the "Early to Bed, Early to Rise, and Don't Forget Your Breakfast" Campaign: Applying a breakfast Tryptophan index to dietary education

Miyo Nakade, Hitomi Takeuchi and Tetsuo Harada

Article on Special Topic

Migration of Internationally Educated Nurses from Southeast Asia to Japan: Proposals on educational supports to combat brain loss in Japan

Masako Itami, Yoshinori Morooka and Kiyoshi Itami

Vol.3 No.2

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Research Report

The characteristic temperature change found at Susaki-city, Kochi prefecture in the summer season (from July to September) -Penetration of " branched sea breeze " - (in Japanese)

Osamu Chiba and Ken-ichi Komi

Breeding of pirarucu Arapaima gigas with an enclosed culture system contributing to the realization of sustainable aquaculture (in Japanese)

Ichiro Nagano, Bunji Yoshitomi and Syun-ichirou Oshima

A comparison of the reproductive seasons of three mytilid species in Uranouchi Inlet, Kochi, Japan (in Japanese)

Chiharu YAMADA, Taro KAKIO, Hiroshige KURITA,and Gyo ITANI

Symposium Keynote Lecture

Risk factors related with food in Japan (in Japanese)

Akifumi Murase

Art Essay

The Colours of Kochi

Joanna Dorothy Hare

Introduction of a Research and Educational Institution

Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (in Japanese)

Akira Tominaga

Vol.3 No.1

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Yoshinori Morooka

Opening Remark

Kazuo Okuda

Summary Report on the 2nd Joint Kuroshio Symposium

Yoshinori Morooka, S. Jegatheesan, Hin-Kiu Mok, Tse-Min Lee, Plutomeo M. Nieves and Kazuo Okuda

Keynote Reports

Taiwan as a Connective Stepping-stone in the Kuroshio Traiangle and the Conservation of Coral Ecosystems under the Impacts of Climate Change

Chaolun A. Chen and K. Shashank

Socio-Economic Condi-tions, the Status of Fish-eries and Agriculture and the Adaptive Capacities of Households and Communities in San Mi-guel Island, Albay, Phil-ippines in the Kuroshio Sphere of Influence

Plutomeo M. Nieves, Ninfa R. Pelea, Raul G. Bradecina, Myrna A. Pereyra, Yoshinori Morooka, Teruyuki Shinbo and Maria Corazon P. Rivero

Fish Fauna under Coral Communities in Kuroshio Waters around Kashiwajima Island in Kochi, Japan

Masaru Kanda

Research notes

Status of Seagrass Eco-systems in the Kuroshio Region: Seagrass decline and challenges for future conservation

Yohei Nakamura

Atmospheric Transport of Anthropogenic Pollutants to the Kuroshio Current near Orchid Island, Tai-wan

Chon-Lin Lee, Meng-Der Fang, Hu-Ching Huang, Bing-Sian Lin, Hin-Kiu Mok and Wan-Ching Nung

The Decline of Ecklonia cava in Kochi, Japan and the Challenge in Marine Afforestation

Hiroko Haraguchi, Kouki Tanaka, Zenji Imoto and Masanori Hiraoka

Preliminary Assessment of the Seagrass Resources in the Northern Philippines

Evelyn C. Ame and Jovita P. Ayson


Temporal Dynamics of Rocky-shore Macroalgal Assem-blage Structures in Relatin to Coastal Construction Threats in Orchard Island (Taiwan): Impacts of turbidity and nutrients on the blooms of Galaxaura oblongata and a red alga-sponge symbiose Ceratodictyon/Haliclona

Shih-Wei Su, I-Chi Chung and Tse-Min Lee

Student Lobbies

Health Benefits and Cultural Role of Sodabushi in To-sashimizu, Kochi

Chika Kihara and Toshitaka Kuramatsu

Essay Contest: Results and Comments

Essays: The Kuroshio and Me

Renan U. Bobiles, Maria C. P. Rivero, Alex P. Camaya, Jonel M. Corral and Vivien G. Borbe

Vol.2 No.2

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Research Report

A Direction Towards Sustainable Fish Feeding Culture with Least Material Loading in Semi-enclosed Seas

Ping-Yi Huang, Kazuo Okuda and Masayuki Mac Takahashi

Recent Change of the Sea Breeze over the Coastal Area of the Tosa Bay–Consideration about the Influence of the Sea Surface Temperature– (in Japanese)

Osamu Chiba

Overfishing of Three Siganid Species (Family: Siganidae) in Lagonoy Gulf, Philippines

Victor S. Soliman, Renan U. Bobiles and Kosaku Yamaoka

Cellular Morphogenesis in Valonia sp.: with Emphasis on the Formation of Lenticular and Rhizoid Cells

Alex P. Camaya and Kazuo Okuda

Review Article

The Tin Whistle and the Shakuhachi: a Comparison and Contrast of Two Flutes from the Opposite Ends of Eurasia

Daniel B. Ribble


Mystery of the Aurora (in Japanese)

Syun-Ichi Akasofu

Symposium Keynote Lecture

For the Purpose of Avoiding Unnecessary Countermeasures against Climate Change: Distinguishing its Natural and Manmade Causes (in Japanese)

Syun-Ichi Akasofu

Vol.2 No.1

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Yoshinori Morooka

Opening Remarks

Masayuki Takahashi

Summary report on the Joint Kuroshio Workshop

S. Jegatheesan, Yoshinori Morooka and Kazuo Okuda

Introductory Note

Framework of the Joint Kuroshio Workshop

Yoshinori Morooka

Keynote Address

Coastal environment and seaweed-bed ecology in Japan

Kazuo Okuda

Ecological environment in the area along the Kuroshio in Taiwan

Hin-Kiu Mok

Recent advances in the management of marine protected areas in the Philippines

Wilfredo L. Campos and Porfirio M. Aliño

Country Reports

Biological interactions during the life history of seaweed-A microscopic review-

Ichiro Mine

Recent changes in the distribution of Sargassum species in Kochi, Japan

Hiroko Haraguchi and Satoko Sekida

Roles of temperature and precipitation on geographic difference of intertidal macroalgal abundance and assemblage structure along Taiwan's Coast

Tse-Min Lee and Jing-Ying Wu

Marine resources in areas along the Kuroshio in the Cagayan Valley Region, Philippines

Jovita P. Ayson and Angel B. Encarnacion

Seaweed-associated fishes of Lagonoy Gulf in Bicol, the Philippines -with emphasis on Siganids (Teleoptei: Siganidae)-

Victor S. Soliman, Antonino B. Mendoza Jr. and Kosaku Yamaoka

Interrelationships among seaweed, fish, hermatypic coral and sea urchin in the Yokonami research site near Kochi city

Kosaku Yamaoka

Rethinking the sea as commons-from a case of the "Coral Sea" of Kashiwajima Island, Kochi, Japan-

Sinbo Teruyuki

Socioeconomic conditions and governance in the Atulayan Bay Marine Protected Area

Raul G. Bradecina

Maritime policies for the protection of the coastal environment in the Philippines -with reference to seaweed-based ecosystem in the Marine Protected Area-.

Yoshinori Morooka, Raul G. Bradecina, Teruyuki Shinbo, Yoshiaki Iiguni and Cheryll C. Launio

Record of Discussion

Study Trip to the Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park-A challenge by the Kuroshio Zikkan Center - Environmental education rooted in the local area of Kashiwajima Island, Otsuki, Kochi

Masaru Kanda

Vol.1 No.2

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Kuroshio Science, Announcement of a new journal

Research Report

Multi-dimensional utilization of marine biomass resource: Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba Dana). (in Japanese)

Bunji Yoshitomi, Syun-ichiro Oshima and Masayuki Mac Takahashi

Project Report

An integrated nutrition care network. -Social trial for establishment of total health support system based on food and nutrition (in Japanese)

Satoshi Kubota, Hiromi Kawai, Hanako Kawakami, Kimiko Hosokawa, Hiromi Kataoka, Tomomi Ageta, Suma Takeshima, Nana Kawakami, Yukiko Kawakami, Kazuko Uemura, Kei Ishiguro, Michiyo Suzuki, Kahori Morisawa, Nobuhumi Yasuda, Seisho Takeuchi, Satoshi Ishizuka and Shu Kuramoto

Fieldwork Research Report 1

Nutrient dynamics of Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtuse) and Bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) forest soils in Naruyama, Kochi Prefecture (in Japanese)

Sota Tanaka

Fieldwork Research Report 2

Supply of Inorganic Nutrients to River Water from Forest Soil and its Effects on Microalgae in Niyodo River, Kochi Prefecture (in Japanese)

Kimio Fukami, Hiroshi Tamaki and Goro Nigi

Fieldwork Research Report 3

Conservation of the plant species diversity of terraced paddy fields and surrounding habitats in rural mountainous areas (in Japanese)

Singo Ishikawa

Fieldwork Research Report 4

Environmental Education Rooted On The Local Area in Kashiwajima Island, Otsuki-town (in Japanese)

Masaru Kanda

Fieldwork Research Report 5

Large-scale Landslide Caused by Debris Avalanche at Guinsaugon Village in Southern Leyte, Philippines : Report of On-Site Field Investigation (in Japanese)

Shin-ichi Yoshikura, Masanori Murai, Eddie L. Listanco and Yoshinori Morooka

Book Review

Charm of Black Current (in Japanese)

Shizuo Tsunogai

Vol.1 No.1

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Kuroshio Science, Announcement of a new journal

Research Report

Importance of self-sufficiency of food for a given region and an estimation of self-sufficiency of fish food in City Muroto of Kochi Prefecture (in Japanese)

Syusuke Inoue and Masayuki Mac Takahashi

Review Article

Mountain meteorology over the Shikoku Island (in Japanese)

Osamu Chiba

Field Project Report

Sustainable Resource Management for the Protection of Seaweed-based Eco-system in the Coastal Area along Kuroshio Current: Perspective of Marine Resource Protection Policy and Coastal Environment in the Philippines (1) (in Japanese)

Yoshinori Morooka, Teruyuki Shimbo, Kazuo Okuda, Kosaku Yamaoka, Yoshiaki Iiguni, Satoko Sekida, Hiroko Haraguchi, Xiaobo Lou, Tanangonan Jean, and Kumi Yasunobu


Introduction to "Yokonami Rinkai Experimental Station", a new field site for Kochi and Kyoto Universities (in Japanese)

Kosaku Yamaoka