Call to arms: Hunters dwindle as animal numbers explode

Lifestyle Jan 31, 2015

Call to arms: Hunters dwindle as animal numbers explode

by John Spiri

Asians who crossed land bridges into today's Ryukyu Islands more than 30,000 years ago encountered plenty of game. In addition to deer and boar, they hunted elephant and steppe bison until the larger mammals were hunted to extinction in Japan about 17,000 years ago. Meanwhile, ...

Language 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).

National 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 first ...