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On April 21, I attended the entrance ceremony for the 2024 Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Scholarship recipients.
Mr. Dipendra, a Fujino Lab alumnus, became the alumni association representative.


On April 13, I attended the Saisan Environmental Preservation 2024 grant decision award ceremony.

サイサン環境保全基金、「2024年度 助成決定書授与式」を開催 ( 


Nihon Keizai Shimbun, April 7, 2024.
Minuma Tambo" is in Saitama and has potential for tourism and environmental response" by Hirofumi Tanaka, reporter.


On April 6, the Ageo City Environmental Promotion Council and the Saitama Prefecture Ecosystem Conservation Association held a "Primrose and Japanese Knotweed Cherry Blossom Viewing Party.

Ageo City Environmental Promotion Council - Ageo City Web site (



Micro and Nano Plastics Efect on Growth and Development of Rice (Oryza sativa L.): A Review,Springer,18;32,2024


On March 28, Assistant Professor Dr. Anchalee Rawangkan and Dr. Masami Suganuma of Phayao University, Thailand, visited our laboratory.


 On March 25, The 2023 academic year degree conferment ceremony was held . Congratulations to Shohei Noda, ZHANG YI, WANG ZIJIAN, PAN YI (master's degree), ASHOK, and ASHIKA (doctoral degree) for their graduation.



Smallholder palm oil production sector in African countries: State of the art, practices, constraints, and opportunities in Littoral and Centre regions of Cameroon,African Journal of Agricultural Research,20(3),251-271,March,2024



Effect of Irrigation Regime and Soil Nutrients on the Growth of the Paddy Weed Heteranthera reniformis and Rice Grain Yield ,Environments, 11(3), 56,2024



​・Development of a water-soluble fluorescent Al3+ probe based on phenylsulfonyl-2-pyrone in biological systems,Analytica Chimica Acta,1299,April 2024


From April 2024, under an agreement between Saitama City and G-Pic LLC, a demonstration test will be conducted for a green carbon promotion project utilizing the green infrastructure of Minuma Field.

Project name: "Quantification and Prediction Model Development of Carbon Dioxide Absorption and Fixation by Moringa Cultivation

Prior to this, a courtesy visit will be made to the Mayor of Saitama City on February 28.


2.7. "Agriculture and Food Exhibition & Business Meeting 2024" was held at Saitama Super Arena, and Saitama Green Infrastructure SDGs Study Group participated and held a seminar.

The seminar was featured in an article in the Yomiuri Shimbun the following day, February 8.


On January 21, we received an invitation from a representative of SMTM, a student organization , to visit an event at Kitaurawa Ikkai.

Tanzanian Moringa cookies and Kusa Mochi were on sale.



​・Cytogenotoxicity of raw and treated dairy manure slurry by two-stage chemical and electrocoagulation: An application of the Allium cepa bioassay,Science of The Total Environment:915,2024



​・Egeria densa organic extracts: an eco-friendly approach to suppress Microcystis aeruginosa growth through allelopathy,Water Science&Technology,88 (11): 2955–2973,2023


2023.12.16「サクラソウトラスト地の管理作業と自然観察会」​was held.


Saitama University Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Council Saitama Green Infrastructure SDGs Study Group exhibited at the 18th Towa Shinseikai "Business Exchange Meeting".




Effects of Humic Acids on the Toxicity and Accumulation of Zinc and Cadmium to Chironomid Larvae, Rheocricotopus spp.,Water Air & Soil Pollution, 234:737 (2023)



Effects of rainfall on fluvial discharge and suspended sediment transport in the Central Himalayan region, Nepal,Theoretical and Applied Climatology (2023.10)


Mrs. Thilomi was awarded a doctoral degree.

[Degree Awarding Ceremony 2023] Saitama University 


Participated in Shimadzu laboratory tour.

Shimadzu Tokyo Innovation Plaza|株式会社島津製作所



Inhibitory Effect of Aqueous Extracts from Egeria densa Planch. on Cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa (Kützing) Lemmermann Growth,Hydrobiology 2023, 2(3), 491-506;

・Toxicity of triclosan, an antimicrobial agent, to a nontarget freshwater zooplankton species, Moina macrocopa,EnvironmentalToxicology,2023;1‐15, doi:10.1002/tox.23950


G-Pic LLC and We worked on Moringa harvesting in the Minuma cultivated land.


WISE-P Science Experience Summer School was held. (2023.8.26)
Experience theme "Let's learn about the environment through water purification experiments”


Hnin Wityi, who completed her Ph.D. in September 2014 (H26), visited our laboratory.


I was interviewed in the "SAIDAI CONCIERGE" online magazine "SAIDAI CONCIERGE" and "Laboratory Exploration" corner, which informs students of the attractiveness of Saitama University.


Authored "Characteristics of Green Infrastructure Projects and Challenges in Social Implementation" for the "Free Discussion Paper" in the Quarterly Journal of World Peace Research, No. 236 (Vol. 49, No. 1, Vol. 236). (2023. Summer issue)


Selected for JST "International Youth Science Exchange Program (Sakura Science Program)" (2023.7.3)



・Response surface optimization of chemical coagulation for solid–liquid separation of dairy manure slurry through Box–Behnken design with desirability function,Heliyon,9(7): e17632,2023



Detectability of the trend and hysteresis in rainfall across Kali Gandaki River Basin, Central Himalaya, Nepal, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 2023 (2023.6.14)

Modulation of phytotoxic and cytogenetic effects of cadmium by humic acid: Findings from a short-term plant-based bioassay, Water Science & Technology,(2023.6.8)


 The entrance ceremony for the 2023 Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Scholarship recipients was held. We met again with Mr. Dipendra (M.A. 3.2018) who became a member of the alumni association.


 The 491st meeting of the Aquatic Insect Discussion Group was held, and Mr. Sho Yasuno (Saitama Prefectural International Center for Environmental Science) gave a lecture.
Aquatic Insect Discussion Group Website


 Academic year 2022 degree conferment ceremony was held. Congratulations to Mr. Toshinori Takahashi, Mr. Kosuke Nagaoka, Mr. Dasun (master's degree), and Ms. Enjeh (doctoral degree) for their graduation.


【研究論文掲載】Synergetic Effect of Chemical Coagulation and Electroflotation on Synthetic Palm Oil Mill Effluent Treatment, Sustain. Chem. 2023, 4(2), 127-142;


【研究論文掲載】Detection of Zn2+ ions using a high-affinity low-molecular-weight fluorescence probe in two freshwater organisms, Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences (2023),Springer


【研究論文掲載】Individual and combined effects of humic acid on life‑history characteristics of the water flea Moina macrocopa upon whole‑lifespan cadmium exposure, Hydrobiologia(2023),DOI10.1007/s10750-023-05170-1,Springer


【研究論文掲載】Water Pollution and Pollution–Control Capacity in Chinese Provinces: Panel Estimations of Provincial Environmental Kuznets Curves, Sustainability 2023, 15(5), 3979;


 we visited Ecodesign Inc. for a research meeting.


 The August electronic version of the research paper booklet is now available.

Limnology, Volume 24, Issue 1, January 2023, pages9–23

Cadmium uptake and oxidative-stress-induced DNA alterations in the freshwater cladoceran Moina macrocopa (Straus 1820) following consecutive short-term exposure assessments


【研究論文掲載】Solid–Liquid Separation of Dairy Barn by Electrocoagulation with Cationic Polymer Coagulant, IOP Science


【研究論文掲載】A Review of Emerging Scientific Discussions on Green Infrastructure (GI)-Prospects towards Effective Use of Urban Flood Plains, MDPI.


「サクラソウトラスト地の管理作業と自然観察会」​was held.


 On December 12, a special lecture was given by Dr. NGUYEN HO QUE, a foreign invited researcher.


 Workshop on Sustainable Development in East Asia was held at Saitama University. ​​


 Exhibited at the Towa Shinseikai Business Shorts on November 9.


 Myanmar Embassy Invited to the CUISINE AND CULTURE DAY Celebration.


 September 30, 2022 JSPS Foreign Invited Researcher Prof. PIYADASA Ranjana Udaya kumara (University of Colombo) gave a special lecture.


 The Fall 2022 Degree Conferral Ceremony was held. Congratulations on your graduation.


【Student Award】Ms. Samarakoon Thilomi (D2) received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Land and Water Science, Hyogo, Japan. Congratulations! ​​


 Science Experience Summer School was held. (2022.8.27)

Experience theme: "Let's learn about the environment through a water purification experiment.


 We invited Professor BIYANI Manish, a specially-appointed professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, to give a lecture.


  at the 4th International Conference on Agricultural Technology and Engineering, and Environmental Sciences 2022(ICATES), Mr. Toshinori Takahashi, Master's course student, received the Best Presenter Award. Congratulations!


 Participated in the launch of the "Food Loss Reduction Subcommittee" of the Saitama Prefectural Government's SDGs Public-Private Partnership Platform.

[2022.8.9更新 2022.7.17]

【研究論文掲載】Cadmium uptake and oxidative-stress-induced DNA alterations in the freshwater cladoceran Moina macrocopa (Straus 1820) following consecutive short-term exposure assessments, Limnology (Springer).

[2022.7.13 ]

【研究報告掲載】Separation of suspended solids in cow manure effluent particles by electrocoagulation as a pre-treatment, International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences.


【学生の表彰】Shrestha Ashok Kumar君(D2)がWET-2022 online, the Water and Environment Technology ConferenceにおいてExcellent Presentation Awardを受賞しました。おめでとうございます。​​


【Research Article】Optimization of electrocoagulation–flotation treatment with an aluminum anode to enhance Microcystis aeruginosa cell removal efficiency​, Journal of Water Process Engineering.


  I presented a topic at the 479th meeting of the JAIS Aquatic Insects Discussion Group.


 The graduation ceremony of Saitama University and the completion ceremony of the graduate school were held in 2021, and the degree awarding ceremony was held in our department and our course. Congratulations on your graduation.



(SGISS)第2回研究会was held online, and a summary of activities in FY2021 was presented: 「秩父市内に自生するカエデ樹林の生育環境調査」


 KAKEN Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C (General) has been accepted.


 [Research paper published].Root adsorption of microplastic particles affects the submerged freshwater macrophyte Egeria densa, Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 233:80. (February 2022)


 Visiting lecture at Omiya Kita High School (JST "Saitama University Support Program for Female Junior and Senior High School Students in Choosing a Career in Science")


 Graduation Thesis Presentation of Department of Environmental Symbiosis and Master Thesis Presentation of Environmental Control System Course were held.


 published in MDPI Journal 「High-Affinity Ratiometric Fluorescence Probe Based on 6-Amino-2,2′-Bipyridine Scaffold for Endogenous Zn2+ and Its Application to Living Cells」


 I spoke in a webinar as an event for World Wetlands Day, February 2, when the Ramsar Convention was adopted at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.


 「サクラソウトラスト地の管理作業と自然観察会」​ was held.


 Online Workshop on Sustainable Development in East Asia was held.


 Obituary of Dr. Noboru Nishimura (93 years old)

Dr. Noboru Nishimura, who was known as "Uncle Emsy" and was a leading researcher on the ecology of the bearded woodpecker, passed away on November 16. Dr. Noboru Nishimura (Yabu City, Hyogo Prefecture), who was known as Uncle Emsy, passed away on November 16.
We pray for his soul rest in peace.


 I received a letter of appreciation from the Chief of Kawagoe Police Station,  for my cooperation in solving a case in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture.


 The 71st Annual Meeting and Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Kansai Branch was held.


 I received a appreciation from the Saitama University Foundation (President of Saitama University).


 International Symposium "Frontiers of Climate Change and Infectious Disease Research" was held. (International Exchange Committee, Japan Society of Applied Ecology and Technology, September 23, 2021)


 The 24th Annual Meeting of the Society of Applied Ecology and Engineering Sapporo (Online) Held (2021.9.21-9.24)


 The 85th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Land and Water Science (Online) Held (2021.9.20-9.22)


  The Fall 2021 Degree Conferral Ceremony was held. Congratulations on your graduation.


 Springer 社 Contributing authors.:Impacts of Fukushima Nuclear Accident on Freshwater Environments(Nagao S. Ed.).Published on January 6, 2022.(2021.9.17)


 Kick-off meeting (1st meeting) of Saitama Green Infrastructure SDGs Study Group 


 Commissioned as a member of the Toda City Environmental Council (R3.9.1-R5.8.31). (2021.9.1)  


 Science Experience Summer School held. (2021.8.29)

Experience Theme 1: Let's learn about the environment through water purification experiments.


 Certificate of Appreciation from Genius Coffee (Yuwangan Village, Myanmar). (2021.8.28)

ミャンマー マイクロミルプロジェクト 入港です!|記 事|海ノ向こうコーヒー (

 List of Selected Fellows under the Second Recruitment of FY2021 Program was posted.(2021.8.6)(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Research Theme: Sharing of technology for detecting of heavy metals in living cells using fluorescence probe
Fellow' name: PIYADASA Ranjana Udaya kumara


 Academic journal articles:Japan Society on Water Environment (2021.8.10)

“Dam-Induced Alteration in Seasonal Fluvial Discharge Time Series in Kali Gandaki Hydropower Dam, Syangja, Nepal: An Application of Wavelet Analysis” by Mahendra B. Baniya, Takeshi Fujino, Arjun Baniya, Shivaram K.C., Biswo Jha, Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 19(4):198-211(2021)

 Academic journal articles; (2021.7.28)

“Greenhouse gas emission from palm oil industry in Thailand and its countermeasures” by JJ Ma, T Fujino, Y Lim, W Niyommaneerat and O Chavalparit, Int J of Earth & Environmental Sciences, 6: 184 (2021)

 Academic journal articles;Springer (2021.5.24)
“Stress and recovery responses of Microcystis aeruginosa exposed to extreme light for different durations” by MDHJ Senavirathna, G Muhetaer, H Yan, B Aihemaiti & T Fujino, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 232: 229 (2021)
 Academic journal articles;Springer (2021.7.23)

Assessment of the applicability of a low-cost sensor–based methane monitoring system for continuous multi-channel sampling” by ISP Nagahage, EAAD Nagahage, and T Fujino, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 193: 509 (2021)

 As of July 1. Appointed as a director of Association of Japan Myanmar Mutual Cooperation.
 Adopted for the FY2021 "Support Project for Regional Problem Solving and Activation by Universities (Saitama City Urban Strategy Headquarters, Administrative and Fiscal Reform Promotion Department)".
(Research title) Response to the risk of heat stroke in COVID-19 disaster in summer
(About the comprehensive agreement on cooperation between Saitama City and Saitama University)
 “Selective cadmium fluorescence probe based on bis-heterocyclic molecule and its imaging in cells” by M Hagimori, Y Karimine, N Mizuyama, F Hara, T Fujino, H Saji and T Mukai,

Journal of Fluorescence, 30(3):33983566 (2021).

 “Copper contaminated water mediated biochemical changes on charophyte species Chara braunii” by V P Ranawakage, T Fujino and A Herbst,

Earth and Environmental Science 776 (2021) 012005.


 I gave a lecture on the online class "Environmental Biology Practice" at the 17th meeting of the Insect DNA Research Group (sponsor: Dr. Kazuki Sekine, Rissho University).

 Ms. Saeko Ogawa, who took care of us in the first semester of the third grade "Field Practice", received the 2021 Greenery Day Award from the Minister of the Environment in the Conservation Activities category for her contribution to the natural environment. The award was given for nature conservation activities at the training site.
 I wrote "Water Environment and Land Use in Natma Taung National Park" for "Taxonomic Enumeration of Natma Taung National Park Vol.1" which is a report on nature, ethnic minority culture and vegetation in the southern Chin State National Park, Myanmar. and Land Use in Natma Taung National Park" in "Taxonomic Enumeration of Natma Taung National Park Vol.1".(January, 2021) (Due to the problem of the military coup, it will be published at the end of January)
 Article, "Visualization and Quantification of the Impact of Humic Acid on Zinc Accumulation in Aquatic Plants Using a Low-Molecular-Weight Fluorescent Probe ", by Thenuwara A.O.K. Meetiyagoda, Kabul Fadilah, Masayori Hagimori, Mudalige D.H.J. Senavirathna and Takeshi Fujino (April, 2021)J(JWET19_20-110
  The graduation ceremony of Saitama University and the completion ceremony of the graduate school were held in 2020, and the degree awarding ceremony was held in our department and our course. Congratulations on your graduation.
  Participated in 2020 Yoneyama Memorial Scholarship Completion Ceremony
Rotary International District 2770|Southeast Saitama (
  I presented a topic at the 466th meeting of the JAIS Aquatic Insects Discussion Group.
 Obtained Type 1 Sanitation Manager certification.
 A paper accepted for publication in the international journal [water] has been selected as an Editor's Choice Article. ”Comparison of different anode materials to remove /Microcystis aeruginosa/cells using electro-coagulation-flotation process at low current inputs” by T A O K Meetiyagoda and Fujino T.


 We received a letter of appreciation from the Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Scholarship Society.


 I was appointed to the Journal Topics Board. :  Agriculture, MDPI


 I was appointed to the Editorial Board. International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences (IJEES):  Earth & Environmental Sciences

 Lecture:Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan NGO Cooperation Grant Aid Project

Seminar of basic agricultural technology in the  ecovillage district of Preah Vihear

Province, Kingdom of Cambodia, January 29, 2021

Seminar on Agricultural Development near Preah Vihear Temple, Cambodia)

NPO "Pride of Asia" Preah Vihear Japan Association


The Fall 2020 Degree Conferral Ceremony was held. Congratulations on your graduation.

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