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As Japan reports 13,600 bear sightings, why are they coming out of the wild?

On the morning of October 23, a worker at West Japan Railway was inspecting trains when he encountered an Asian black bear just outside the Tsuruga station in Japan’s northwestern Fukui prefecture.The 56-year-old man escaped with just a scratch, but about 10 minutes later, the same bear fractured the leg of another worker at a nearby construction site.Four days before that incident, a male bear entered a four-storey shopping centre in neighbouring Ishikawa prefecture. The 1.3-metre-tall bear…


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