It seems that being the year of the boar, wild boar attacks are on [link1] the [link2] rise [link3] all over Japan. I urge all of you still in Japan to be extra careful. Should you encounter a wild boar, do not confront it. They can be big (over 1m in length) and have a nasty bite. Remember that they are aggressive and strike at any moment without warning. Stay alert, stay safe.