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The Bee Killers

Hi blog. This was one of my slap-the-forehead “What are you people thinking?  Were you thinking?” moments. On May 11, a large (approximately 1000) swarm of honeybees settled on a building wall in the Takadanobaba area of Shinjuku, Tokyo.  None … Continue reading

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Splitting hairs? An adventure in Cross-Linguistic Naming

One of the interesting aspects of doing any anything nature-related in Japan is the difference in nomenclature between the English and Japanese languages. Most non-linguists tend to think in very absolute terms – generally along the lines that their language’s … Continue reading

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