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Wildlife-watching Tips for Japan

Japan is undoubtedly overpopulated, but the feeling is made worse by the fact that the 126 million people living there are crammed into the tiny area of flat terrain, which is ideal for coastal ribbon development and inland urban sprawl. Nevertheless, there are spots that are widely known for their indigenous wildlife even inside these …

Wildlife – watching In Japan

  The various environments of Japan offer a wealth of chances for wildlife viewing. Important Wildlife Watching Areas This diversity can be observed from a window, on foot or by using another means of transportation, or even from an outdoor hot spring. The southwestern islands of Iriomote, Ishigaki, Okinawa, and Amami-shima provide particularly good opportunity …

The Entotsu Suzume Mystery

Contrary to what many tourists believe, the ubiquitous resident sparrow seen across East Asia, including Japan, is actually a Eurasian Tree Sparrow. This is prevalent across the nation, from towns and cities to rural farms, though it has significantly decreased recently. The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a commensal species that coexists with people in East …

Large Gulls of Japan

Black-tailed Gull and Slaty-backed Gull, two East Asian gull species, frequently breed in Japan. They are joined by significant numbers of several other large species, including Glaucous Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Vega Gull, and Common Gull, during the spring and autumn migratory seasons as well as in the winter. Any river mouth or fishing harbor in …

Japanese Dog Breeds – Sakhalin Husky

Japan is renowned for having the best sushi in the world, amazing anime, and cunning ninjas. In the year 2022, there was a “pet boom” in the nation of Japan. Rearing dogs has, at least in the view of the Japanese, evolved into a practical and feasible substitute for raising children. In Japan, the number …

The Black-eared Kite, Japan’s ubiquitous Scavenger

A spread-winged kite tips its head and looks down from a cloudless sky, silent as a spiderling’s gossamer thread adrift on the breeze. The kite twists its tail in a slow, leisurely motion as it looks down. As it examines the ground under it, time is on its side. The delicate movement begins from the …

The Rodent Fauna of Japan

Rodents are one of Japan’s most common species. Because to the past link of the proto-Japanese islands to the Asian continent, as well as the subsequent protracted isolation of its various islands, Japan has a diversified rodent ecology. This fauna includes both common commensal species like the Brown Rat (or Norway Rat) and rare endemic …

Biodiversity in Japan

Given the size of the Japanese archipelago (378,000 km2) and its placement off a larger continental landmass, similar sized archipelagos such as the British Isles (315,200 km2) and New Zealand (268,000 km2) are fair comparisons. Size isn’t everything, and the degree and time of isolation, as well as geographic location and climate, make these island …

Waves of Colors In Japan

Imagine being able to see a live satellite feed of photographs of Earth on any given day, and being able to zoom in and see how the seasons are changing in real time. Japan would be a fantastic country to visit if you had that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Seasonal changes wash back and forth, up and …

In Japan, there are ancient trees and ancient scents (Camphor)

A tree with a variety of names and purposes grows among the deep shades of central and southern Japan’s evergreen woods. The laurel family Lauraceae dominates these woodlands, and this tree in particular is known in Japanese as Kusu-no-ki and in English as Laurel Camphor, Camphor Laurel, Gum Camphor, or simply Camphor Tree. The Camphor …