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Monday, February 09, 2009

Missing monkey playing real-life game with police
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 04:12 AM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

The infamous wild monkey of Tokyo continues to elude captors. The macaque monkey that stormed Shibuya train station in August 2008 is apparently living in an internet cafe. Frustrated authorities have requested assistance from experts in primatology and the government’s spy agency.  An expert…

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tokyo police can track missing monkey on Twitter
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 06:37 AM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

That crazy little monkey that’s been taunting Tokyo police since August 2008 has moved into a new home. It seems the wacky macaque monkey – dubbed Makawaii – spends its nights at an internet café. The impish ape first showed up – alone – at Shibuya train station in Tokyo in August, 2008. The critter dodged…

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The year in review - offbeat Japan news of 2008
Read the full story Japan | WTF? 10:06 AM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

You’ll never forget that cute little Shibuya-train-station-marauding macaque monkey that made world headlines last summer. But do you remember the secret closet lady or the naked guy in the moat? How about the government employee addicted to porn?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Gadget gift suggestions for the Lost Monkey of Tokyo
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | Transportation | WTF? 02:15 AM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

The macaque monkey who’s been eluding police capture since August this year could use some holiday cheer. It’s cold in Tokyo now, much different from that hot summer morning when the cute wild ape jumped the wickets and…

Monday, December 01, 2008

101 days of monkeying around in Tokyo
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 06:44 PM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

Now that it’s winter, police continue to use their resources investigating reports of loose monkeys in the city, with sightings regularly reported on Japan TV news programs.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tokyo’s wild monkey still doing his thing after three months of freedom

It’s exactly three months since a wild monkey decided to make his home in central Tokyo, so to mark the almost-anniversary our pals at Lets Japan have put together a scarily detailed dossier on the simian’s schedule over that period.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Monkeying around in Tokyo ... again
Read the full story Japan | Off Topic | WTF? 01:40 AM Mark Weitzman • Permalink

How many monkeys are there in Tokyo? According to a TV station on monkey-watch, there may be more than the original one mad-monkey of last summer. The tale of the monkey in the city began Aug. 20, 2008 ....



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