Feb 12, 2015

Annie get your gun: Japan wants youngsters to take up hunting

The government is urging young people to take up hunting as a sport amid rising complaints from farmers about crop damage caused by wild deer and boars. The damage costs farmers ¥20 billion each year, according to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry. Although ...

Apr 26, 2014

Kari gāru

Kari gāru, or hunting girls, are — quite literally — following in the footsteps of the modish mori gāru ("forest girls," who are interested in carefree, outdoor lifestyles) and yama gāru ("mountain girls," who enjoy fashionable hikes).

Aug 9, 2013

Ranks of pesky deer seen soaring

The nation’s deer, which have been blamed for causing huge damage to crops and forests, could number 5 million by fiscal 2025 — nearly double the figure in fiscal 2011 — if the capture rate remains unchanged, estimates by the Environment Ministry show. The ...

Throwing may have given humans edge over chimps

Jun 28, 2013

Throwing may have given humans edge over chimps

In most respects, chimpanzees are physically superior to humans. Pound for pound, they are perhaps four times stronger. They are faster. They can run straight up a tree, climb and swing with an agility that is the envy of an Olympic gymnast. But ask ...