Press Release

Numbers of Bears Captured and Cases of Injury to Humans (as of the end of November, 2006)

December 19, 2006

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has announced the compilation of the numbers of bears captured and cases of injury to humans in Japan as of the end of November 2006 that is based on reports submitted by local governments.
The MOE has collected reports to obtain data on the state of bear's habitats, in response to the frequent appearance of bears in residential areas.
Note: "Bears" referred to in the text include the Asiatic Black Bear and Brown Bear

For the details of this report, please visit the Ministry's website: (in Japanese)

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