Wolves in Japan? An examination of the reintroduction proposal

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In the early 1990s a proposal to reintroduce wolves to Japan was made by the Japan Wolf Association. This article examines (i) the proposal itself and the reasoning on which it is based and (ii) responses to it, especially among mountain villagers of the Kii Peninsula (one area of which is a candidate site for reintroduction). In particular, the culturalist justification of the proposal is critically assessed in relation to the changing social context of upland Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-65
JournalJapan Forum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jan 1998


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