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The Claw

Hi blog, Season’s Greetings as I write this on Boxing Day (What most Australians refer December 26th as) I didn’t think I would be writing another post this year. With sunrise after 6:45, sunset before 4:40, days of fridge temperature … Continue reading

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The Bear Facts of Migration

Hi blog. I’m currently on holiday – which actually means not being at school and not needing to think about work very often. The (expletive deleted) Olympics are officially over, but that means probably at least two weeks of media … Continue reading

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The Right to Bear Arms

Hi blog. With the coming of winter (the last week of November provided some typical late December weather) there has not been much to report at Wild in Japan.  The days are becoming very short, so there is no daylight … Continue reading

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Bear No Grudge

Hi blog. The summer holidays are almost over.  The weather has cooled down somewhat, especially at night – at least for now.  Those typhoons can really affect the temperature as well as rainfall, and Japan has been experiencing an average … Continue reading

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Never a Boar and the Bear Mountains

Hi blog. I’m in the midst of a ridiculously busy period at work.  Winter is just around the corner, and all the signs are there –  more leaves on the ground than on the trees, sunset arriving early and sunrise … Continue reading

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“…with my bear hands”

Hi blog. News  is largely dominated by the wake of Typhoon number 11 and the destruction it wreaked in the Tohoku region and Hokkaido, leading to over a dozen fatalities and a massive loss of crops.  Between that and sports reports, … Continue reading

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The Bear Truth

Hi blog. 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 … Continue reading

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The Big Bear

Hi blog. I first saw this one shared on Facebook, and then something on the evening news.  The brown bear was something I heard a fair bit about when I was in Hokkaido.  I remember going to a BBQ, and … Continue reading

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More Bad News Bears

Hi blog. It must be tough being a bear.  They never make the news except when they attack people or cause damage. Read on…   First from the Japan Times http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/08/23/commentary/bear-attack-close-way-personal/#.VCHVFRbA7SM Bear attack: Up close and way too personal by … Continue reading

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Most popular chicks in town, and the bad news bears

It has been a busy month, so I apologise for my lack of action on the blogging front. Actually, the Japanese have invented a word, gogatsubyo (五月病), which literally means “May sickness”.  Because the academic and fiscal years begin in … Continue reading

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