Wildlife researcher Amelia Hiorns says Japan's bears feel the pressure of human presence and have learned that encountering us is not worth their time.
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Mar 30, 2024
Amelia Hiorns: 'Guiding and introducing people to Japan's nature has been rewarding'
Wildlife researcher Amelia Hiorns shares how separate interests in Japan and in bears culminated in conservation work in the mountains of Nagano.
Despite a difficult past and a skittish temperament, Brexit is not immune to a little bribery in the form of treats.
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Mar 25, 2024
Brexit needs someone to stand by his side
If you can get past the missing welcome mat, you’ll soon be enjoying this dog’s special charm.
Flint will call out when someone walks past and, in his cute but lonely voice, ask if you’ll spend some time with him.
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Mar 11, 2024
Spare a few seconds for Flint
Nobody knows the history of this mysterious man, but we do know that Flint loves lazing around in the sun with his furry friend Emery.
Managing Director of Cornerstone Recruitment Japan Director Matt Nicholls says a good recruiter has tenacity, drive and can handle the ups and downs of the job.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Mar 9, 2024
Matt Nicholls: ‘People like having control over their earning potential’
A seasoned recruiter tells us why he's spent the last decade doing business in Japan and what he's learned from growing and leading multinational firms.
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Though not wild about other cats (nor impressed at all by dogs), Jewel’s love of people has helped her bear the drastic upheaval in her life.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Feb 26, 2024
A purr like a symphony
Jewel's purr rises in a slow crescendo that’s almost lyrical — pure music to a cat lover’s ears.
Director of the Akan International Crane Center, Miyuki Kawase, says tourism is incredibly helpful for the birds, but the people who come to take pictures of the birds have to remember they are still wild animals.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Feb 24, 2024
Miyuki Kawase: ‘Experience, whether happy, sad or painful, makes you grow’
The director of the Akan International Crane Center in Hokkaido tells us how she found herself in a career centered around the symbolic white birds.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?