Storms' experiments and his theories derived therefrom may well lead him to criticise the individual details of Mizuno's R20, eg sheet being a better material than mesh, but in the absence of said mechanism, no one is to say that any approach is better or worse.
I have no objection whatever to Ed doing this experiment his way, according to his theory. On the other hand, I am glad that other people are trying to do exact replications. Both approaches should be used. Unfortunately, the "exact replications" are not exact, for various reasons beyond our control, as I explained here. The one at Hokkaido University of Science looks to be the closest replication of all. Mizuno supplied the reactor. I gather they are making their own reactor now.
I am still going over the materials, and translating them. I hope to have it ready today, but I am busy. There isn't much, but I want to be sure I understand it.