How Japan's 'murder hornet' got its new name w/ Matt Alt
Episode 50May 21, 2020, 10:00 AM
The Asian giant hornet is an aggressive, six-centimeter-long hornet that is common to Japan and regularly terrorizes the country’s residents during the summer months.
Matt Alt is a Tokyo-based writer, translator and NHK presenter and author of the soon to be published book "Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World."
- Do "murder hornets" really exist? (Matt Alt, The New Yorker)
- "Murder Hornets" in the U.S.: The rush to stop the Asian giant hornet (Mike Baker, The New York Times)
- In Japan, the "murder hornet" is both a lethal threat and a tasty treat (Ben Dooley, The New York Times)
- Stung by a giant hornet (Brave Wilderness, YouTube)
- Bug experts dismiss worry about U.S. "murder hornets" as hype (AP, The Japan Times)
Picture via Wikimedia Commons