PofW_Feathers

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  1. At the moment no one wants to go to Japan, although I'm living as usual for now. If you are a healthy and brave young man/woman, you still might come to Japan. If you are not young or have any health problem(s), you have a high risk of seriousness. When you arrive in Japan, please install an application on your mobile phone. You will have access to information in various languages in times of disaster. Safety tips Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.rcsc.safetyTips.android iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/safety-tips/id858
  2. There appears to be some criticism from some press for Japan's response to the cruise ship. Such as: "The Japanese government can't cope with the problem." “The Japanese government is doing what it should not do." "The ship is a hot spot for virus transmission. The Japanese government is trying to have a pandemic." That's true, but possibly there is a misunderstanding. It may be reported daily that "dozens of infected people have been identified among passengers and crew." This does not necessarily mean that the infection spread after the ship arrived at Yokohama P
  3. Dear JMHoff-san, Konnichiwa! First of all, I would not be in the proper position to answer your question. I will share my personal thoughts with you. I do not attend the ICPS international conference. It is not related to the COVID-19. I never want the ICPS board members or the international conference officials to discuss something in this thread. So please post your question(s) to https://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?/topic/63013-icps-conference-2020/ or http://icps.proboards.com/thread/7611/icps-conference-2020 The following is
  4. Some videos are no longer watchable. So I have decided to replace them with alternatives (shorter ones). You can watch some episodes of Japanology plus on demand (free). Please go to the NHK world, if you are interested in. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/program/video/japanologyplus/?type=tvEpisode& After a while, I will post videos about food or souvenirs.
  5. Tourist attractions Temple Festivals Danjiri (for beginners), Kishiwada in Osaka Danjiri (Don't watch it if you have a heart problem.) Sanja, Asakusa in Tokyo Nebuta in Aomori Onbashira in Nagano Soma Noma Oi in Fukushima Traditional Japanese inn
  6. How the Samurai things started...(English sub) Reviews I don't know what they are talking.... For the French speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beWV9qeaRes For the Italian speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHWM7na_MmY For the Portuguese speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEkEGNUhnc For the Spanish speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTkl_3y88z4
  7. heavy snow If you visit Japan in winter, please watch the video I posted before.
  8. You may often see such kind of Japanese packaging way at the stores. I know it is notorious as "overdo" or "a wasteful use of the packing material as resources", that was considered by many people and was severely criticized. A few of them might change their mind after watching the next video. You can turn on English sub.
  9. For some reason, "Izakaya" is popular with Western people nowadays. review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6NwG7kuNQ
  10. A few of you may be planning to come to Japan especially in 2020. The Olympic&Paralympic games or the ICPS conference, I don't know much about both. Anyway, whatever your purpose, probably you have extra time to stay in Japan other than the main purpose. I would post videos as many as I could. You might find tips of enjoying Japan. I would post 2 or 3 videos every few days or few weeks. Hopefully you may be able to find a couple of interesting stuff. I would choose videos mainly from Japanology series. All episodes are wholesome and informative. Although many of them have a sou
  11. These pseudo Japanese songs were composed by two Belgian guys. Whether good or bad, I didn't know this album in 1971. People say "weird, ridiculous, crazy, bizarre, odd, strange, gibberish..." Probably it was an experimental project. The screaming guy in the first track, I can catch the half of his talk. Musicians may be geniuses at language. 01. Yamasuki This song was played in an American movie that related to Fargo (movie). The related scenes: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (I don't watch this movie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yilhJXnTmts
  12. How to remove Nepenthes seed husk (testa) in the most elemental fashion way. Konnichiwa! I have not yet obtained any USB camera for my microscope. I have been notorious for being clumsy since I was a child. In fact I have never met any person, who is clumsier than me. They used to say mumble such as "You have two left hands!" "Your fingers are all thumbs!". They call me all sorts of names under the sun. I have to admit, they, all people around me, are cleaver with their fingers. The stereoscopic microscope of mine is not trinocular, but a binocular one. A mobile p
  13. Update 06 I took the photos on May 16 in 2018. The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator)
  14. Update 05 I took the photos on April 12 in 2018. The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator)
  15. Konnichiwa! I took the photo on March 06 in 2018. After I took the above photo, I sowed these seeds. It seems the old seedlings have the strength to push through their seed husk. I took the following photos on April 12 in 2018. The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) Though I don'
  16. Konnichiwa! Dear Whitefox-san, Thank you very much! “scarification”!…. a bit scary… Some growers remove Ibicella seed husk in my country. Jan-san (Dr. Jan Schlauer), who has been a good friend of mine since I joined the cp-listserve in 1994, answered my question. ...... Regarding the seed coat, this is the commonly used term. The external form and the mechanical properties of the seed are defined by the outer layer that is called testa. Additionally the embryo is included in the inner (protective) layer that is called tegmen and is a thin membranous
  17. Konnichiwa! Is there anybody being familiar with the technical terms? I call what I removed the Nepenthes seed husk. Some members on TerraForums, where I am stubborn, arrogant, and...., call it the Nepenthes seed coat. TerraForums The membrane that I provisionally call the seed coat still wraps the actual seed, except the one end where the root will be emerging. It still seems to protect the seed. I illustrate it by using the peanut though it is improper. Could anyone explain the technical terms? Kind regards from the Far East Nepenthes eymae: th
  18. Update 04 Konnichiwa! If you agree to my claim that these seedlings are Nepenthes, please share your experiences or your opinion about "How old is too old?". I think nobody denies your experience even if it would be contrary to common belief. At least I never deny your experience. Kind regards from the Far East I took all photos on April 02 in 2018. Nepenthes eymae (from the seeds stored for 5 years in refrigerator) Nepenthes eymae (from the seeds stored for 5 years in refrigerator) Nepenthes eymae (from the seed
  19. Konnichiwa! While waiting for the update04, I took all photos on March 28 in 2018. I have been confused about the opinion that is the cold storage damages Nepenthes seeds. The other experiences that contradict this opinion, though much shorter period than N. eymae (storage for 5 years in refrigerator). I sowed N. aff. truncata seeds in a plastic container in August 2016, though they(plants) still have been neglected in the plastic container. I stored the remainder of the seeds into the refrigerator, with no silica gel. I sowed them in vitro on March 6 in 2017 (&
  20. update 02 About storage, My thought for the moment, 1: the seeds should be high quality in the first place. 2: cold storage is necessary. 3: keep or control the seed moisture content (IMPORTANT) 4: inhibit propagation of bacteria and fungus 5: something I have no idea
  21. While waiting for the update02, I am not sure it is an appropriate thing species being categorized as Lowlanders, Intermediate or Highlanders, so far as the seed viability. But, among Lowlanders, the appearance of N. northiana seed is significantly different from N. ampullaria. We probably should consider to separate N. northiana from the amp/raff/bical group. What do you think of it? I am trying to grow N. northiana from a few sourses. I feel N. northiana seed viability is a bit longer than I expected. Another N. northiana seeds I obtained in April, 2016.