Hokkaido’s capital city gets a whole day’s worth of craziness in before noon.
Hokkaido often has an image as Japan’s untamed northern wilderness, but the prefectural capital of Sapporo is a city of nearly two million people. So when a bear made its way into a residential/commercial neighborhood in the city’s Higashi Ward on the morning of June 18, residents were spooked, and with good reason.
— NHKニュース (@nhk_news) June 18, 2021
The first reported sighting was made around 3:30 a.m., and at approximately 6 o’clock the bear attacked a man in his 70s while he was