Tag - boars



Bears doing yoga? If you’re in the city, why not?
PODCAST / deep dive
Nov 16, 2023
Bear goes the neighborhood? Japanese wildlife is on the move.
This week, Alex K.T. Martin joins us to discuss why people are encountering bears, boars and other wildlife in the most unlikely of places.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2023
Severed heads of wild boars found in Kobe schoolyard
The heads, which all appeared to be from juvenile boars, were found at Nagamine Junior High School in the city’s Nada Ward.
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2020
Japan to strengthen countermeasures against African swine fever
The Cabinet approved Tuesday a reform bill to further strengthen countermeasures at its ports of entry against African swine fever.
Dec 5, 2018
Wild boar bites off woman's finger and attacks another before death at hands of hunting club near Kobe
A wild boar bit off an elderly woman's finger Tuesday in the Hyogo Prefecture city of Ashiya, police said.
Japan Times
Nov 26, 2018
Wild boar found wandering around residential area of Kobe
A wild boar was seen Sunday afternoon strolling around a residential area in Kobe, surprising passersby.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2017
Date goes whole hog into boar leather business in Fukushima
Wild boar leather is said to breathe well and resist chafing. It is used in Date, Fukushima Prefecture, to make products like babies' first walking shoes because it is soft and fits well.
Japan Times
Mar 12, 2017
Wild boars pose fresh challenge to returnees of radiation-hit Fukushima towns
Beyond radiation risks, an unexpected nuisance looms for people returning to towns vacated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis six years ago — wild boars.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2016
Boar killed after attacking four people on crowded trail near Hikone Castle
A wild boar injured four people Sunday as they walked on a crowded trail outside of Hikone Castle in Shiga Prefecture.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2016
Uninvited pair of animal invaders leave island in a tizzy
When a boar and a deer show up offering diversity and hope to repair our ecosystem, we should be honored that they'd even consider taking up residence here.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2016
Sea-borne invasion of wild boars on Japanese island leaves residents in despair
An increase in wild boars has upturned the balance on a small island in the Genkai Sea, with the animals outnumbering residents three-to-one.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2016
Teens find spicy 'udders' keep boars at bay
A couple of weeks ago, I came home in the evening and found a wild boar on the porch. It had been bled and gutted, but otherwise it was still whole and hairy. I was very busy as I had to head off to Tokyo the next morning, but that present from some kindly local hunter in the Nagano Prefecture hills had to be dealt with.
Japan Times
Apr 4, 2015
New neighbors, please go away
When I came to live in Kurohime in northern Nagano Prefecture in the late autumn of 1980, I was a bit awed by the amount of snow, which piles up and compacts to a depth of 5 meters in the mountains.
Japan Times
Sep 24, 2013
More boars mean more damage in Fukushima
Wild boars are taking a toll on agriculture in Fukushima Prefecture as farmers struggle to bounce back from the planting bans imposed after the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in March 2011.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves