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Rock and roar: Iwate region's riff warns of bear attacks

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This is... Ridiculous. Why not just send out flyers to the local residents on what to do and how to proceed should they encounter a bear? Also, measures on how to bear-proof your property? Something tells me this wailing anthem being blasted over loudspeakers is just going to aggravate the bears even more.

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These bears can easily charge you, get a mouth full of forearm and rag doll you in a second. They are very hungry because the population of native mammals is not large enough to sustain the bear population at present. October the native salmon run and bear population quites down. less sighting in town and around apple and pear farms also. To avoid future bears attacks stay out of the forest until winter.

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When bears wander into my yard, I usually just run out there with a couple pots and pans, bang them together, and holler at them like a lunatic. They run for their dear fuzzy lives.

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Motorhead should do it then.

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Isn’t Japan noisy enough without the need for speakers blasting music like the Ramones out of control everywhere?

Blaring mini trucks requesting your junk, politicians screaming their names, garbage trucks singing songs about Covid, escalators telling you the escalators moves, school ground loud speakers telling the kids it is time to practice for sports day….sports day itself, left turn, right turn, backing up…talking vehicles….it doesn’t stop.

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Authorities hope the song, which is playing at local roadside shopping centers until Oct 31, will teach people how to stay safe.

I doubt it. There is so much noise in Japan that most people just mentally block it out. No one will actually listen to the song, just as they don;t listen to all the other constant barrage of noise here.

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Isn’t Japan noisy enough without the need for speakers blasting music like the Ramones out of control everywhere?

> Blaring mini trucks requesting your junk, politicians screaming their names, garbage trucks singing songs about Covid, escalators telling you the escalators moves, school ground loud speakers telling the kids it is time to practice for sports day….sports day itself, left turn, right turn, backing up…talking vehicles….it doesn’t stop.

Right? For a country that prides itself on quiet dignity and not making a scene in public, their machines and tech sure are loud and obnoxious. I really don't need a garbage truck screeching at me that they are coming to collect my crap at gods only knows what time in the morning. Shut it and let me sleep. Im sure the bears are thinking the same thing.

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I am always up for some electric guitar licks, so checked this out, but is this it? It can’t be. Is this your idea of “screaming guitars and pounding drums” JT? This is not going to scare off anything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyU_rrLjpAg

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Good find, forzaducati. That seems to be it. Even the bears should enjoy that.

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Authorities hope the song, which is playing at local roadside shopping centers until Oct 31, will teach people how to stay safe.

The song is for teaching people how to deal with bear encounters, but it may also scare bears.

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When I go skiing, I wanna be quiet in the mountains. Unfortunately, a lot of loudly music out from speakers setup in the lifts. I always wondered if someone realized that not only humans but also the wildlife is impacted by this noise. Why loudly music in the middle of nowhere.

Anyway, I am sure locals in Iwate have already been told many times what to do in case of bear

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I was really expecting some death metal or something. That song is quite disappointing.

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Japan’s policy of cutting down broadleaf forests and replacing them with fast-growing softwoods like cedar and cypress is partly to blame for the increasing number of bear attacks. Since bears can’t live in softwood forests, they come down to towns in search of food.

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Bear the situation, is what I know.

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that's what I know.

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What, just grin and bear it, Alexandre?

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I wish they’d put it on YouTube!

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never turn your back and run away

You don't have to outrun the bear, just the person you're with. So youngsters, take precautions. Never go into the woods without your grandad.

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No matter what, just don't kill the Rock n Roll bear.

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Another 'half story' from JT.

Where's the link to the song so we can actually listen to it???

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Very Cute.

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Bill, ‘link’ to song posted October 2 above by forzaducati.

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