The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir

Japan – 日本


Hokkaido Wolf (Canis lupus hattai) – (Kishida 1931)
Japanese / Honshu Wolf (Canis lupus hodophilax) – (Temminck 1839

Resources – 資源
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Ministry of the Environment / Government of Japan
Ministry of the Environment – Nature & Parks
Ministry of the Environment – Global Environment
Agency for Cultural Affairs / Government of Japan

Organizations – 組織
Japan Wolf Association
International Wolf Center – Japan
Japan Wildlife Conservation Society (JWCS) (Tokyo, Japan)
Friends of the Earth International – Japan
Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University


Wolf and Wildlife News from Japan – 日本

Journal Articles

Factors affecting attitudes toward reintroduction of wolves in Japan. Sakurai R, Tsunoda H, Enari H, William FS, Uehara T, Stedman RC. Global Ecology and Conservation. 2020 Mar

Can wolves help save Japan’s mountain forests?. Barber-Meyer S. International Wolf. 2017

Japanese wolves are genetically divided into two groups based on an 8-nucleotide insertion/deletion within the mtDNA control region. Ishiguro N, Inoshima Y, Yanai T, Sasaki M, Matsui A, Kikuchi H, Maruyama M, Hongo H, Vostretsov YE, Gasilin V, Kosintsev PA. Zoological science. 2016 Feb

Public perceptions of significant wildlife in Hyogo, Japan. Sakurai R, Jacobson SK, Ueda G. Human dimensions of wildlife. 2014 Jan

Public perceptions of risk and government performance regarding bear management in Japan. Sakurai R, Jacobson SK, Ueda G. Ursus. 2013 May

Public perceptions of bears and management interventions in Japan. Sakurai R, Jacobson SK. Human-Wildlife Interactions. 2011 Apr

Osteological and genetic analysis of the extinct Ezo wolf (Canis lupus hattai) from Hokkaido Island, Japan. Ishiguro N, Inoshima Y, Shigehara N, Ichikawa H, Kato M. Zoological science. 2010 Apr

The lost wolves of Japan. Walker BL. University of Washington Press; 2009 Nov

Mitochondrial DNA analysis of the Japanese wolf (Canis lupus hodophilax Temminck, 1839) and comparison with representative wolf and domestic dog haplotypes. Ishiguro N, Inoshima Y, Shigehara N. Zoological science. 2009 Nov

Effects of sika deer on vegetation in Japan: a review. Takatsuki S. Biological Conservation. 2009 Sep

Sika deer population irruptions and their management on Hokkaido Island, Japan. In Sika Deer (pp. 405-419). Uno, H., Kaji, K. and Tamada, K.. Springer, Tokyo. 2009

The Lost Wolves of Japan. By BRETT L. WALKER. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005. xvii, 331 pp. Book Review. Coleman JT. The Journal of Asian Studies. 2007 Feb

Ecological function losses caused by monotonous land use induce crop raiding by wildlife on the island of Yakushima, southern Japan. Agetsuma N. InSustainability and Diversity of Forest Ecosystems 2007

Waiting for Wolves in Japan: An Anthropological Study of People-Wildlife Relations. Book Review. Marzluff JM. Journal of Ecological Anthropology. 2006

The catalpa bow: a study of shamanistic practices in Japan. Blacker C. Routledge; 2004 Aug

Waiting for wolves in Japan: an anthropological study of people-wildlife relations. Knight J. Oxford University Press, USA; 2003

Denning ecology of two populations of Asiatic black bears in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Huygens O, Goto M, Izumiyama S, Hayashi H, Yoshida T. Mammalia. 2001

Spatial distribution of an expanding sika deer population on Hokkaido Island, Japan. Kaji K, Miyaki M, Saitoh T, Ono S, Kaneko M. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 2000 Oct

Wolves in Japan? an examination of the reintroduction proposal. Knight J. InJapan Forum 1998 Jan

Japanese peoples’ attitudes toward wolves and their reintroduction into Japan. Angeli CB, Maruyama N, Koganezawa M, Takahashi M, Chinen S. Biosphere conservation: for nature, wildlife, and humans. 1998

A tale of two forests: reforestation discourse in Japan and beyond. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 1997 Dec

On the extinction of the Japanese wolf. Knight J. Asian folklore studies. 1997 Jan

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