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The Black Fox

Hi blog. This first came to my attention several days ago, but no English language version seemed forthcoming.  Then, on a whim, I did another net search today. From The Asahi Shimbun: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201710090029.html Video captures rare black fox in Hokkaido; … Continue reading

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The Very Green Caterpillar

Hi blog. We are well and truly into autumn.  The cicadas stopped singing long ago, the crickets taking their place as nature’s muses.  The red spider lilies have fallen, and my scant crop of persimmons is nearly ready for harvest.  … Continue reading

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The Red Rodent

Hi blog. No, Wild in Japan hasn’t died a sudden death.  September has been a ridiculously busy month – the new school term is dominated by preparations for sports day, the music festival and – for me at least – … Continue reading

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Poison Holidays

I got the poison, I got the poison I got the poison, I got the poison The Prodigy   Hi blog. As summer draws to a close, I’d just like to take a moment to reflect over the summer holidays. … Continue reading

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Back from extinction?

Hi blog. It looks like I will get a second post in this month. As the greater Tokyo area was experiencing its 18th consecutive day with rainfall, a short but hopeful article popped up on my newsfeed. The Japanese river … Continue reading

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The other triangle

Hi blog. I apologise for my lack of blogging – only one post last month, and this may be my only post this month.  Finding time and energy to locate, move and re-link the photos from older posts is not … Continue reading

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Under Repair

Hi blog. Right now, much of Wild in Japan looks like this: When I first started Wild in Japan, I was (in retrospect, foolishly) concerned about the amount of storage on the free WordPress sites – I thought I would … Continue reading

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The Third Wave…

Hi blog. Once again I thought a second post this month was going to be impossible.  Talk about being saved by the bell. Just a word of warning:  I expect to be busy next month and can’t guarantee any posts. … Continue reading

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University Boar

Hi blog. Although the rainy season is officially upon us, the rain has been noticeably absent. I have been at a loss for things to post about.  I thought I was going to strike it lucky when I spotted a … Continue reading

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Do not pass Crow (do not collect $200)

Hi blog. Here is an interesting article from late last month. Crows have a poor reputation, but I think part of the problem is that humans don’t know how to deal with a vastly intelligent animal that is using that … Continue reading

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