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Red Imported Fire Ants of Taiwan


By Mayuko Suwabe on Tuesday,October 30th, 2018 in Ants, Collecting, News, OPG, Research, Visit, No Comments

We visited Taiwan for the research of Red Imported Fire Ant in Taiwan. Not to be stung. The safety issue is always important for us, but… Yoshi got several this time (T_T) when he tried to collect alates from colony. They are very good fighters and succeed to break into from our cuff… (-_-)


Summer events at OKEON field sites


By jhjanicki on Thursday,November 2nd, 2017 in News, No Comments

Over this past summer, we took part in various events where our field sites are setup across Okinawa. The Kurashiki Dam summer festival was held on August 6. We set up a OKEON booth displaying devices we use for field surveys and specimens from insect collections, and there was also a hands-on exhibition.During the festival […]


Nago Science Festa


By jhjanicki on Friday,January 27th, 2017 in Biodiversity, Collaboration, Education, Exhibition, News, Outreach, No Comments

OKEON Churamori project will be collaborating with a group of museum curators to set up a booth at the Nago Science Festa 2017, which is taking place this coming Saturday, January 28. The title of the booth will be “In touch with nature”, and will include an insect card game set up by the OKEON […]


Museum Is a Time Capsule: A Step Towards the Future- An Essay by Masashi Yoshimura


By jhjanicki on Wednesday,August 17th, 2016 in News, Outreach, No Comments

Museum Is a Time Capsule: A Step Toward the Future (Written by Masashi Yoshimura, Translated by OIST Media Section) This summer, we have been working on the exhibition with the theme, “OKEON Churaumi Project” at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum. Of course, it is my first experience to create a full-fledged exhibition at a museum with […]


Tricks to find creatures: Yoshi’s 3rd column in Ryukyu Shinpo


By jhjanicki on Friday,June 24th, 2016 in News, No Comments

Tricks to find creatures (Written by Masashi Yoshimura, translated by OIST) It’s become more frequent for me to go deep into forests in Okinawa since I joined the natural environmental research called OKEON Project. Throughout Japan, there are approximately 300 ant species, of which one-third of them inhabit on the main island of Okinawa. One […]



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