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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Bear Necessities

After four people were killed in four bear attacks in Aomori-ken, authorities wonder if it is just one bear having now developed a taste for human flesh.

This past week-end, Suzuki Tsuwa, 74 (surname first) was killed in a horrific mauling that made identification difficult, when she was out alone in the forests of Aomori-ken looking for edible wild plants.

Suzuki was from neighboring Akita-ken (she must have lived close to the provincial borders), and was found by the Akita police.

Earlier, three men were killed in separate attacks in Aomori-ken. Each was searching for wild bamboo shoots.

There have been some 1,200 sightings of brown and black Asiatic bears in Norther Japan so far in 2016—nearly twice as much as 2015.

So... the moral of the story is: Japanese prime minister's Abenomics has forced senior citizens to have to forage for food in the woods putting their life at risk as bear bait. It's Abe's fault.

Now that's spin-doctoring.

Kidding. Tomorrow... a story that will make you never want to go camping again.

Andrew Joseph
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