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Alert: Sighting of bear (27 Oct 2016)

ATTN: All(Sighting of bear)

RIKEN staff and Sendai central police station reported a bear sighting today.

Details of Sighting Source: RIKEN staff and Sendai central police station
Date/time: October 27 (Thu.), 2016,approx. 5:30
Place: Near the Tohoku univ.Micro System Integration Center (μSIC) (see attached map: PDF)

*Information on bear sightings is relayed to the appropriate Sendai City authorities, with whom we conduct an on-site investigation and consider countermeasures. City authorities have advised that students remain alert at all times.
Future sightings will be reported as needed. In particular, students and instructors in departments located close to the sighting location are advised to be alert and take necessary precautions to ensure safety.

(Reference: Excerpt from Sendai City website)
-Try not to go out at dawn or late at night.
-Do not leave garbage outside overnight; place it at collection points during daylight hours.
-When entering wilderness areas, carry something that emits noise, such as a radio.

20151218.jpg For details, see the article on Asian black bears on the Sendai City website wildlife page (article available in Japanese only).

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