Are Japanese researchers of fauna and flora becoming more like their U.S. counterparts? They may well be. Some now talk about the environment, ecology and biodiversity only to disguise their anthropocentric expediency.

This thought occurred to me recently when I was checking a couple of things to revise a translation for publication. One of them had to do with the carp.

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