Greg Goodmacher is an educator and freelance travel and culture writer in Japan. His work is frequently featured in domestic and international publications. Addicted to onsens, he has bathed in approximately 600 hot springs between Hokkaido and Okinawa. He blogs about it at hotspringaddict.blogspot.com.
Last year, 95% of captured bears were put down. A wildlife organization in Nagano is helping to lower that statistic and reduce encounters between wild bears and humans.