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Alert: Sighting of bear (5 April 2017)

ATTN: All(Sighting of bear)

Tohoku University Student(The Faculty of Agriculture) reported a bear sighting yesterday.

Details of Sighting
Source: Tohoku University Student(The Faculty of Agriculture)
Date/time: April 5 (Wed.), 2017,approx. 17:00
Place: Near New Aobayama Campus
[Bear Sightings Map (April 23, 2015~April 5, 2017(approx. 17:00)]
*Plot of locations based on sighting reports
 Blue: sighted in 2017
 Red: sighted in 2016
 Green: sighted in 2015
 Date and time given are for this sighting.

*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.

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

Information in Japanese: