Meet the monster that eats Japanese dreams

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.


Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.

Photo credit to MIKI Yoshihito