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Yukihiro Fujime

There are many indigenous vegetables in Japan. Japan is an island nation and has many vegetables transferred from tropical Asia with ancient origin. The geographic situation of Japan is complex with the presence of high mountainous zones on the

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M. Yamada, H. Yamane, and Y. Ukai

1 Current address: Okinawa Subtropical Station, Japan International Research Center for Agriculture Science, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Maezato, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907, Japan. Contribution E-170 of the Fruit Tree Research

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H. Yaegaki, M. Miyake, T. Haji, and M. Yamaguchi

1 To whom requests for reprints should be addressed. E-mail address: yaegaki@affrc.go.jp 2 Current address: Yamanashi Prefectural Fruit Tree Experiment Station, Yamanashi 405-0043, Japan

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Ryutaro Tao, Tsuyoshi Habu, Hisayo Yamane, Akira Sugiura, and Kazuya Iwamoto

This work was partially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) to RT (no. 009460018) and for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellows to HY (no. 4564) from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports

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Sanjun Gu and Kirk W. Pomper

The Japanese beetle ( Popillia japonica Newman) is an introduced scarab beetle that was first discovered in New Jersey in 1916 ( Fleming, 1976 ). It is the most widespread and destructive insect pest in the eastern United States, with a direct

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Maciej A. Pszczolkowski, Kyndra Chastain, Rachel Veenstra, and Martin L. Kaps

The Japanese beetle ( Popillia japonica Newman) is an invasive beetle belonging to the family of Scarabaeidae. First discovered in Riverton, NJ, in 1916 ( Fleming, 1976 ), it is one of the most widespread and destructive insect pests in the eastern

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Masahiko Yamada, Hiroyasu Yamane, and Yastio Ukai

1 Current address: Okinawa Subtropical Station, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Maezato, Ishigaki, Okinawa, 907 Japan. This paper is contribution E-176 of the Fruit Tree

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Yuxiang Wang, Liqin Li, Youping Sun, and Xin Dai

). Japanese spirea is an ideal landscape plant for border, foundation, and mass plantings. It has a dense, compact habit with large clusters of pink or white flowers that bloom in late spring and summer. It is an ornamental plant for gardeners in Utah and the

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Takuya Tetsumura and Kensuke Yamashita

Institute for providing japanese chestnut nuts.

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Takuya Tetsumura and Hisajiro Yukinaga

This work was supported, in part, by grant-in-aid no. 04760022 from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Japan. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this