The 5th Asian Students Environment Platform (ASEP) Held in Japan - 84 University Students from 7 Asian Countries Learnt “Biodiversity” in Fields-
The AEON Environmental Foundation (Chairman Takuya Okada; hereinafter, “the Foundation”) hosted the Fifth Asian Students Environment Platform (ASEP) in Japan over six days, starting August 3,2016.
Learning Biodiversity in Rice Paddies
Professor, Center for International Education, Waseda University
It is said that the number of Japanese traditional colors is more than hundreds. This represents the richness of nature and diversity of living things in Japan. Pick flowers, leaves, stems and roots, extract their colors through decocting, and dye silk or cotton thread. Minerals such as iron or copper are also used for fixing colors. Kusaki-zome is an art piece amalgamating diverse blessings of nature.
The Microscopic World
Questions answered by: Shin-ichi Nakano
Director and Professor, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University