Wild beasts trouble the Japanese in their nightmares, according to a big scientific study of their dreams.
By contrast, Americans dream of finding money, being nude and encountering people who are insane.
Yet in Asia, there is a special animal which appears in the night and has the power to devour nightmares.
The problem is that it looks so scary, it may keep people in a constant state of fear.
Read more about the nightmare eating monster in this week’s Japan Story blog.
Photo credit to MIKI Yoshihito