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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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