Masayuki Fujita is a Professor at the Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, and M.Agr. and Ph.D. in Plant Biochemistry from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. His research interests include physiological, biochemical, and molecular biological responses based on secondary metabolism in plants under various abiotic and biotic stresses. In the last decade his work focused on oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in plants under environmental stress. His group is investigating the role of different exogenous protectants in enhancing antioxidant defense and methylglyoxal detoxification systems in plants. He has written 150 publications in journal and books and has edited 10 books.