Ryotaro Nakamaru

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Housewife-turned-hunter targets wasted boar meat in Japan

National Jan 9, 2019

Housewife-turned-hunter targets wasted boar meat in Japan

It's a familiar scene on the evening news: A wild boar ventures out of the woods looking for food and wreaks havoc on a countryside town, spurring local authorities to arm themselves with nets to catch the rogue animal. Boar populations in the country have ...

Atsushi Yamamoto steps off the field and onto the slopes

Paralympics Mar 9, 2018

Atsushi Yamamoto steps off the field and onto the slopes

He is arguably Japan's best-known disabled athlete, but some may be surprised to see Atsushi Yamamoto at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics. Famous for Summer Paralympics track and field events, Yamamoto claimed silver in the long jump at the 2008 and 2016 Games and a bronze ...