Posts

Showing posts from October, 2009

pet me...

Image
pet me... , originally uploaded by ab_noid .

ウサギ

Image
ウサギ , originally uploaded by Shinichi Nanbu .

カフェロリータ麻布十番店

Image
カフェロリータ麻布十番店 , originally uploaded by cage.okada . ウサギ

Hansel and Gretel

Image
Hansel and Gretel , originally uploaded by Anomieus .
Image
, originally uploaded by 苹果核 .

DSCF7008

Image
DSCF7008 , originally uploaded by l e o j .

Kingfisher At Dinner Time

Image
Kingfisher At Dinner Time , originally uploaded by aeschylus18917 .

maneki neko

Image
maneki neko , originally uploaded by mrcraige .

Water Buffalo, Yubu Island

Image
Water Buffalo, Yubu Island , originally uploaded by twiga_swala .

Pinisara lizard, Iriomote

Image
Pinisara lizard, Iriomote , originally uploaded by lite-craft .

Hooguro-yamori of Iriomote Island

Image
Hooguro-yamori of Iriomote Island , originally uploaded by shinnygogo .

Funauki, Iriomote Island (8)

Image
Funauki, Iriomote Island (8) , originally uploaded by merg japan .
Image
, originally uploaded by 苹果核 .
Image
, originally uploaded by 苹果核 .

gorgeous shiba inu - wildlife photography

Image
gorgeous shiba inu - wildlife photography , originally uploaded by sulla78 .

Shiba Inu Hiro on Snow 4

Image
Shiba Inu Hiro on Snow 4 , originally uploaded by pjen .

Silk spider

Image
Silk spider , originally uploaded by shinichiro* .

Come Here Said the Spider to the Dragonfly

Image
Come Here Said the Spider to the Dragonfly , originally uploaded by Glenn Waters ぐれんin Japan. .

Japan: Shinjuku Spider detail

Image
Japan: Shinjuku Spider detail , originally uploaded by kevin (iapetus) .
Image
, originally uploaded by David Panevin .

Follow the Spider III

Image
Follow the Spider III , originally uploaded by David Panevin .

Big female

Image
Big female , originally uploaded by Ryan deployed . Not from Japan, but worth a mention

camel spider

Image
camel spider , originally uploaded by stikle5 . Not from Japan, but so scary, worth a mention

Japan Bear Does Kung-fu like Exhibition

Escape from the Combine!

Image
Escape from the Combine! , originally uploaded by jcowboy .

afternoon nap

Image
afternoon nap , originally uploaded by chica chkalova .

Narita Yume Bokujo

Image
Narita Yume Bokujo , originally uploaded by Tiger Machine .

わんこ

Image
わんこ , originally uploaded by hamapenguin .

Japan Town Tests Dolphin Eaters for Mercury Levels, Times Says

By Anna Kitanaka Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Taiji, a town in western Japan known for its annual dolphin hunts, will test residents for mercury poisoning from eating the mammal’s meat, the Japan Times said. Residents who had regular health checks between June and August were asked to have a sample of hair tested for methylmercury, the newspaper said, citing an unidentified city official. The results are expected by March, the report said. The Taiji Fisheries Cooperative hasn’t killed any dolphins for food this hunting season, catching the animals only for sale to aquariums, the report said. The hunt, which began last month and runs through February in the town 130 kilometers (81 miles) south of Osaka, received worldwide attention with the release this summer of “The Cove,” a documentary by U.S. filmmakers that shows the dolphin cull through footage shot with hidden cameras. Dolphin hunting for food in Japan dates back as long as 9,000 years and the town’s hunt is legal u

Bear attack at Japanese bus terminal leaves 9 injured - with video

An Asian black bear entered a mountain bus terminal in central Japan and then started attacking visitors and employees. Nine people were injured, four seriously, before the bear was cornered and finally shot by local hunters at the request of police. The incident started at a little after 2pm yesterday, September 18th (JST), at the Hita-Nyukawa Noriraku Mountain Bus Terminal in Gifu prefecture , about 170 miles northwest of Tokyo, according to reports. The 4 or 5 year old male black bear, which is said to have been a little over 4-feet long and 2.5-feet tall, entered the terminal parking lot from a mountain path and proceeded to start chasing one visitor. Another visitor tried to beat back the bear with a stick, but the bear retaliated, seriously injuring the man. Several employees then tried to help the injured man, but were also wounded by the bear, according to reports. Other people tried to chase off the bear by honking car horns, but ended up only causing it to retreat into th

クマ、人を襲う!!

A fleur de lys... ( orthetrum à stylets blancs )

Image
A fleur de lys... ( orthetrum à stylets blancs ) , originally uploaded by Petit Page http://www.petitpage2.com/ .

Bear Country Shiretoko

Image
Bear Country Shiretoko , originally uploaded by Atsi .

Shiba Inu 柴犬 Daitan 大胆 ("Hiroshi" 浩)

Image
Shiba Inu 柴犬 Daitan 大胆 ("Hiroshi" 浩) , originally uploaded by pjen .

The dogu have something to tell us

Image
The dogu have something to tell us Neither human nor animal, Japan's Jomon sculptures are a mystery to be enjoyed By VICTORIA JAMES Special to The Japan Times LONDON — They are, according to their kanji, part earth and part spirit, somewhere between animal and human. They are dogu, the most remarkable products of Japan's Jomon Period, a Neolithic era before the advent of rice cultivation, when the Japanese archipelago supported higher population densities than any other pre-agricultural society in the world. Tanabatake "Venus": A big-bottomed dogu from Nagano Prefecture, 2500-1500 B.C. CHINO CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION The dogu are humanoid forms shaped in clay, large and small, richly decorated or homely and unadorned. Some 18,000 of them have been unearthed to date, in Jomon-period settlements stretching from Kyushu, north through Tohoku to Hokkaido. The oldest are nearly 10,000 years old, the youngest a mere 2,300. Yet despite their advanced age

Japanese Town Slaughters Dolphins

Image
File photo shows Japanese fishermen riding a boat loaded with ... Play Slideshow Pause Slow Med Fast Photo Gallery Thu Sep 10, 3:18 AM ET File photo shows Japanese fishermen riding a boat loaded with slaughtered dolphins at the blood-covered water cove in Taiji harbor. A Japanese coastal town has gone ahead with its controversial dolphin hunt, shrugging off protests from animal-rights activists, local officials said Thursday. (AFP/Sea

Japan faces pressure to stop importing polar bear products

Image
By TETSUJI IDA Kyodo News Japan is considered the world's No. 1 importer of polar bear products, with items such as furs and rugs widely sold on the Internet. Bearing down: Polar bears are in danger of extinction due to climate change. U.S. NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION / KYODO But with the bears at risk due to climate change and the U.S. government making moves to protect them, Japan could become a target of criticism for its lax policy. According to environmental protection groups, exports and imports of skins and other bear products resulting fetch a high price on the international market, which is reflected on Japanese Web sites. An estimated 400 to 700 polar bear pelts are bought and sold every year around the world. Canada is the leading exporter and Japan the leading importer. Import data shows that customers in Japan purchased 413 fur pieces in 2007. Japan became the No. 1 buyer when the United States designated polar bears as an endanger

Dog Sign

Image
Dog Sign , originally uploaded by yukilalala .