Honey Bees

Japanese Honey Bees defense system against Japanese Giant Hornets

In Japan, beekeepers often prefer European honey bees because they are more productive than the endemic Japanese honey bees. However, it is quite difficult to maintain a captive hive of European honey bees, as the hornets will often prey on the bees. Once a Japanese giant hornet has located a hive of European honey bees […]

A 70's cartoon inspired Japanese to adopt baby raccoons as pets

A 70’s cartoon inspired Japanese to adopt baby raccoons as pets

A 70’s cartoon inspired Japanese to adopt baby raccoons as pets. As a result, Japan imported thousands of raccoons from America. Seeing how violent they could be, families released them into forests following one scene in the cartoon. Raccoons multiplied – damaged 80% of Japan’s temples Raccoons, which are not indigenous to Japan, have damaged […]

The largest Japanese character is called Taito, consists of 84 strokes

The largest Japanese character is called Taito, consists of 84 strokes and means “the appearance of a dragon in flight” Taito (たいと?) is a Japanese indigenous kanji (kokuji), consisting of 84 strokes, which is the highest confirmed: by way of comparison, the simplest kanji has only one stroke, while the majority have fewer than thirty.Taito is composed of two kanji (“cloud” (雲) and […]

A Japanese fishing boat sank because of a Russian cargo droped a cow

A Japanese fishing boat sank because of a Russian cargo droped a cow

A Japanese fishing boat sank because a Russian cargo plane dropped a live cow from 30,000 feet. “In 1997, the crew of a Japanese fishing boat was pulled from the Sea of Japan after clinging to the boat’s wreckage for several hours.  They were immediately arrested, however, after authorities interrogated them about the boat’s fate.  […]