Japan alarmed by rise in bear attacks
Over 140 people have been attacked by bears in Japan during the last six months, with two attacks resulting in deaths, reports France 24. Why? An acorn shortage, for one thing. But there are bigger factors at play. Young people are moving out of rural parts of Japan. The rem...
Japanese cat naps on a cool watermelon during summer thunderstorm
I never tire of watching these cats in Japan.From kagonekoshiro.com....
Two cats relax in a garden with lettuce on their heads
They're having a great time.The cats of Japan-based kagonekoshiro blog are at it again, enjoying Japan's hot summer months by cooling off in the garden with nice crisp lettuce on their furry little kitty heads.Images courtesy kagonekoshiro.com...
Cat glares at crows and considers hunting them
Go get that bad boy.The cats of kagonekoshiro are enjoying a lazy summer afternoon in Japan, hunting crows that bother them in the garden.More photos at kagonekoshiro.com....
Japan parks ban screaming on rollercoasters
Japan has reopened its theme parks, but thrillseekers are being asked not to scream on the rides, as screaming spreads coronavirus.A video showed the two executives, both clad in masks, sternly riding the coaster in complete silence. It ended with a message: "Please scream i...
Here's how to plan for a trip to Japan
I've been to Japan at least 8 times, so I feel like I am pretty good at knowing what I need to do before I go. This video, "Must-Do Things Before Flying to Japan" has a number of useful tips, like how to book a good restaurant in advance, how to get a SIM card, how to book t...

Artist paints a panorama on a sphere
This is a spherical painting of a street intersection somewhere in Japan. I don't know who the artist is, but the effect is amazing.Panoramic painting on a sphere from r/Damnthatsinteresting...
Four cats with flowers on their heads
A delightful midsummer moment of floral kitty zen.Enjoy this new video from kagonekoshiro, the long-running "basket cat" channel from Japan....
Two cats enjoy relaxing with flowers on their heads
From one of the longest-running homegrown "cute animal video"bloggers, kagonekoshiro — the video you didn't know you needed right now, until you see it. Beautiful hydrangea flowers worn on the head of these cute cats, somewhere in Japan on a warm summer's day.Watch:A related...