Tag - bear



Sep 29, 2018
Scared silly
"Do you think birds would really be scared of a scarecrow that looks like Pikachu?"
Japan Times
Aug 18, 2018
Japan's bears are widely vilified and little understood
On Aug. 6, the BBC aired a story about four Ussuri brown bears being successfully transported from a museum in Hokkaido to a wildlife park in England. In the story, a British organization called Wild Welfare said it had become "concerned" about the animals' living situation at the Ainu Museum, where they had been kept in old, cramped cages for most of their lives, which one member said is "sadly reflective of the conditions that many captive bears in Japan are in."
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2018
'The Bear and the Paving Stone': Whimsical stories celebrating language, friendship and life
Toshiyuki Horie's collection of stories embrace small moments, deep thought and cross-cultural connections.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2018
'Paddington Bear' exhibition tells the story of the most English of Peruvian bears
Ten years after the HMT Empire Windrush brought Britain's first major influx of West Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom, and 10 years before Conservative MP Enoch Powell made his famously inflammatory speech predicting "rivers of blood" if Britain allowed mass migration, a fictional Peruvian orphan arrived in London with a tag hanging round his neck that said: "Please look after this bear. Thank you."
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2018
What we didn't learn from Bear Stearns' collapse
This weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Bear Stearns Cos. The cause of the disaster was a combination of excessive, subprime mortgage-concentrated leverage and poor risk controls.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2017
A return to Resolute: Exploring the wintry climes of northern Canada
We sailed from Greenland, across Baffin Bay, on Aug. 4, 2017. The sea was calm, and largely free of ice floes, although still dotted here and there with icebergs. The following day we reached the small community of Pond Inlet, more than 600 kilometers above the Arctic Circle in the north of Baffin Island.
Japan Times
Sep 9, 2017
Bear's Sugar Shack: Bite-sized pancakes that melt in your mouth
Tokyo's love affair with pancakes appears to be waning and lines outside trendy stores for the decadent dessert have thinned significantly in 2017. Enter Bear's Sugar Shack in Shinjuku, which looks to buck this trend with one simple change: Instead of a offering a couple of regular-sized pancakes on a plate, Bear's Sugar Shack offers a box of miniature ones.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2017
The bust never ended for Wall Street's most crisis-scarred banks
Ten years ago today a pair of Bear Stearns Cos. hedge funds that had gorged on subprime mortgage securities filed for bankruptcy, becoming the canaries in the coal mine for the global financial system that collapsed 15 months later.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Feb 18, 2017
Techie home comforts
A polite talking ted
Nov 2, 2016
Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw, patch coming Nov. 8: Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and U.S. political hacks is behind recent cyberattacks that exploit a newly discovered flaw in its Windows operating system.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2016
Gunma bear driven away by karate punches after picking fight with wrong person
A black bear got the surprise of its life when it attacked a 63-year-old man who happened to be a high-ranking practitioner of karate, police in Gunma Prefecture said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 1, 2015
Bear Grylls TV to test Obama's Alaska wilderness skills
President Barack Obama will test his wilderness survival skills with an appearance on the television show "Running Wild" in an Alaska adventure that will air later this year, the network NBC said on Monday.
Jun 9, 2015
Russia grounds Bear bomber fleet after deadly accident in Far East
One crew member was killed and another seriously injured after a nuclear-capable bomber aircraft skidded off a runway and caught fire at a military air base in Russia's Far East on Monday, the Interfax news agency reported.
May 28, 2015
Mie Prefecture apologizes over bear attack
Officials in Mie Prefecture have apologized to neighboring Shiga Prefecture after an elderly woman was attacked by a moon bear 6 km from where they released such an animal.
Aug 23, 2014
Bear attack: Up close and way too personal
On Aug. 14, I was attacked by a black bear. It all happened suddenly and in a blur of fur, paws and gnashing teeth as the tsukiwaguma charged out of the trees 10 meters from me in a forested, hilly area in Gunma Prefecture in the Kamimoku district of Minakami.
Aug 4, 2014
Bear breaks out of trap, attacks man in Nagano orchard
A wild bear that had just escaped from a trap attacked an elderly man in an apple orchard in the city of Nagano, seriously injuring him, police said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / ON: FASHION
Sep 9, 2013
Louis Vuitton celebrates its muses, while Control Bear heads its own store
Louis Vuitton is celebrating six of its designer's "muses" in an interactive exhibition at the Tokyo Station Hotel. "Timeless Muses" honors supermodel Kate Moss, film director Sofia Coppola, French actress Catherine Deneuve, novelist Franu00e7oise Sagan, architect Charlotte Perriand and, to bring the "timeless" into context, 19th-century French Empress consort Eugu00e9nie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2013
March: Grimes, Andy Stott head east and west
March means the (eventual) return of nice weather, so you no longer have to bundle up or stay indoors cursing the cold world beyond your apartment. And as the climate warms up, for those in need of more incentive to venture outside, there are several great gigs going down across the country.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation