Just for a change of pace, something which didn’t make the English language news.
On October 17 and 18, a hiker in the mountains around the border of Fukuoka and Saga reported sighting a “bear-like animal”.
Bears have been extinct on Kyushu for over 50 years, so this caused some excitement.
Police were dispatched to examine the area. Animal researchers confirmed from faeces samples collected by the police that the animal was… a Japanese badger!
I hate to badger on, but how much can one bear?