Tag - monkeys



Scientists on Wednesday identified what might be the genetic mechanism behind humankind's tailless condition — a mutation in a gene instrumental in embryonic development.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 3, 2024
People with tails? No, because of this ancient genetic mutation
The absence of a tail may have better balanced the body for orthograde — upright — locomotion and eventually bipedalism, said one scientist.
Bonobos groom each other at the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Nov 18, 2023
Good neighbors: Bonobo study offers clues into early human alliances
Human society is founded on our ability to cooperate with others beyond our immediate family and social groups, and the same may be said about bonobos.
A group of chimpanzees listen to other chimpanzees heard at a distance in the West African forests of Cote d'Ivoire, studied as part of research by the Tai Chimpanzee Project, in this undated handout photograph.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 3, 2023
Scientists observe chimpanzees using human-like warfare tactic
The study, the researchers said, records for the first time the tactical use of elevated terrain by our species' closest living relatives.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2022
Member of marauding monkey gang killed after dozens of people injured in Japan
City officials have been trying for weeks to track down the vicious group that has made national headlines by assaulting residents.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2022
Marauding monkeys injure 42 in Japanese city
A spate of monkey attacks in the city of Yamaguchi has been unusual, with adults and children suffering wounds, including scratches and bites.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2020
‘Monkey dogs’ and tech keep crop-eating simians at bay in Nagano
At present, 21 such dogs are used to control the around 900 monkeys estimated to live in the city.
Japan Times
May 24, 2020
Coronavirus puts global spotlight on Taiwanese baseball
The Chinese Professional Baseball League has gained a large international following during the pandemic.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 14, 2020
Gilead drug prevents type of coronavirus in monkeys, raising hope for China trials
An experimental Gilead Sciences antiviral drug prevented disease and reduced the severity of symptoms in monkeys infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), an infection closely related to the fast-spreading coronavirus that originated in China, a study published on Thursday found.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2019
Rakuten seeks to add magic touch to Taiwan's Monkeys
The Japanese owner of Taiwan's first foreign-owned pro baseball club unveiled the new name and uniform of the team on Tuesday, hoping to apply his experience in Japan to attract more fans to the team's home stadium in Taiwan.
Japan Times
Feb 24, 2019
There's so much that bonobos and chimps can teach humans
About 6 million years ago in Africa there was an ape species that would change the world. We don't know much about that animal, but we do know that one population separated from the rest and would eventually evolve into our species, Homo sapiens.
Japan Times
Jan 16, 2019
Farewell, Johnny: Japan's oldest chimpanzee dies at 69
Johnny, Japan's oldest chimpanzee, has died at the estimated age of 69, a zoo in Kobe said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2019
Footage of snow monkey 'acrobats' in Japan's far north goes viral
The clip, played nearly 900,000 times, shows the snow monkeys walking on the wires in a line as if they were performing as circus acrobats.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 19, 2018
Fighters complete deal with Taiwanese slugger Wang Po-jung
The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters finalized their deal for one of the biggest stars of Taiwanese baseball on Wednesday, signing a three-year contract with outfielder Wang Po-jung in Taipei.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 7, 2018
Taiwanese slugger Wang Po-jung accepts three-year deal from Fighters
The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Friday they have reached a deal to acquire hard-hitting outfielder Wang Po-jung from the Lamigo Monkeys of the Taiwanese professional league.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2018
Japan Times 1918: Captain Yoshita Masaki saved after insisting on going down with his ship
Capt. Yoshita Masaki is said to have remained aboard his ship until the last moment, apparently determined to share her fate, and paying no heed to the officers and men who besought him to leave while there was yet time.
Japan Times
May 21, 2018
Island of monkeys once again connected to the mainland
For the second consecutive year, the island of Koshima is connected to the mainland thanks to a lack of major typhoons, raising fears of trouble between visiting humans and resident monkeys
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 14, 2018
Japanese team succeeds in impregnating monkey via uterus transplant
A Japanese research team has succeeded in impregnating a monkey that was given the extracted uterus of another primate in a transplant operation last year.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2018
There's no business like snow business
A few weeks ago I had things to do in Tokyo and Yokohama, so I had a ticket booked for a late-afternoon train from Nagano on Jan. 22. Then that morning my manager in Tokyo phoned to tell me I should come early because "heavy snow" was expected during the day, meaning trains would be delayed and taxis hard to get. At the time there was snow about a meter deep around my house in Kurohime in Nagano Prefecture.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 5, 2018
Japanese team's antibody treatment returns 80% of finger function to paralyzed monkeys
A joint research team formed by Kyoto University and Osaka University has succeeded in repairing finger function in monkeys with spinal cord injuries by using an antibody to thwart a protein that blocks neural regeneration.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2017
Monkey eludes capture as it's tracked throughout Tokyo
A series of monkey sightings around Tokyo continued on Tuesday, as what appears to be a solo wild animal traversed eastern parts of the metropolis.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on