In the future、 I believe that research must be conducted not only in Japan、 but also within an international framework. Industry-academia collaboration must also be conducted on a worldwide basis. In other words、 I would like to promote research not only with domestic companies but also with international companies.
The field of horticulture (and related horticultural science) has a strong local flavor、 and each country and region has its own unique characteristics、 which makes it difficult. Japanese people tend to be obsessed with the quality of things、 and horticultural products are no exception. In other words、 Japanese people want high value-added vegetables and fruits in terms of taste、 freshness、 and nutritional value.
Vegetables and ornamental flowers are currently my main experimental materials. The most important traits of these vegetables and ornamental crops are easily recognizable traits such as color、 shape、 and size. In the future、 I believe that more important traits will be flower longevity and fragrance (for ornamental crops)、 and nutritional value and further improvement of taste (for vegetables).
I am currently conducting research to improve the efficiency of breeding for high value-added traits such as flower longevity and nutritional value. Specific results will be forthcoming、 but I am confident that in the future、 varieties with high value-added traits will be in demand not only in Japan but also worldwide. I look forward to your support for my research.