The authors of each and every entry–except this one…well, and two other, related pages–are my students at Kochi National University. None of them are native English speakers and some of them have very limited English skills. Still, they have something worthwhile to share and we have endeavored to bring that to the surface. They are mainly second-year students, and fall into two distinct camps. The guide to native plants and animals is written by students in my English for Biology class, most of whom are Biology majors. The longer, cultural features are written by students in the Kochi University EPIC program.