Potter wasp = Oreumenes decoratus
Japanese = suzu-bachi
Hymenoptera > Vespidae
August 2013 in Munakata (Fukuoka) near Koen-dori
To be honest, I didn’t even know that we had badgers in our local area, and then one day I saw what I thought was a wild boar (which we have plenty of)… Then, when I looked at the, admittedly poor quality, photos I realized it was a Japanese badger (Meles anakuma).
This species is quite different from a European badger (Meles meles).