- Akita dog.
- Helen Keller is thought to have introduced the Akita dog to the United States. Info
- Kamoshika. The Japanese Serow is a goatish looking antelope. It reminds me of the forest spirit in Princess Mononoke, although I am not sure of the connection. They have two horns, gray fur, and a mane.
- Ten. Marten or Japanese sable. These are larger than a cat and look similar to a weasel. They are a bright radiant brown, almost orange.
- Tsuginowa Guma. Asiatic Black Bear. When there are bear sightings many warning signs will be put up. Walk, hike, and bicycle with a bell when in isolated areas.