Two bee-related papers (one on the issues of beekeeping registration system and the other on neonicotinoid insecticides) were published in Japanese magazines as follows:
1) Shinkai, R., Spiegelberg, M., Rupprechet, C. D. D., & Tamura, N. (2020), The importance of collecting basic data on beekeeping in Japan: issues and ideas for reform based on an analysis of differences between prefectural application forms for beekeeping registrations. Sustainable Livestock Production and Human Welfare, 74(11), 921-929.
2) Shinkai, R. & Spiegelberg, M. (2020). Daily products containing neonicotinoid insecticides (tentative English title). Tsuchi to Kenko journal, 501, October/November combined Issue, 16-21.
We would like to thank the volunteers in particular who helped the survey of neonicotinoid insecticides sold at drug stores, home centers etc in Kyoto City in the mid-summer heat! Thank you once again!