Japan Expedition

JBL Expedition Japan 2019

Tokyo, temples, koi, snakes and coral reefs

A pet shop in Tokyo, culture in Nikko, koi breeders in Niigata, marine research in Ishigaki and a coconut crab in the jungle of Iriomote were the keywords in this expedition’s journal. After all, the JBL expedition team wouldn’t go all the way to Japan just for the koi…

    Giant woodlice in Tokyo

    10 million inhabitants naturally need suitable pet shops. On their arrival our team visited a large aquarium shop. Godzilla wasn’t there, but they did have some prehistoric animals.

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    Japanese culture

    Anyone who visits Japan will want to visit a real temple to participate in a tea ceremony. Even our inveterate cola drinkers were fascinated!

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    The secrets of koi breeders at Nagaoka

    Japanese people can be very pleasant, but it often takes some time to get to know them before you can communicate well with them. And their limited knowledge of English doesn’t exactly help.

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    About the coconut crab and rare gobies on the island of Iriomote

    Japan extends over almost 3000 km in length. The (almost) southernmost point is the small jungle island of Iriomote, where we investigated different habitats.

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    Sea snakes and mantas in the reefs of Ishigaki

    A mere 25 km west of Iriomote, surrounded by fantastic coral reefs, lies the island of Ishigaki. In the north and west of the island especially are extensive sections of intact reefs.

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