I've been a fan of the breed for years, and actually I think I remember the wife was also slightly into them. I thought about hunting with them, but all the research I did told me that they were ill suited to the terrain here in Japan.
I'd been invited to a Dogo event by a friend who also owns some Nihon Ken, so I dutifully tagged along when I heard they'd be doing a mock hunt. Well things went a little south with a 70kg wild boar jumping fence and heading out to freedom, but the day was amusing.
I had Baron with me in the car, so we took off after the boar, actually tracked it rounded it up, which was when I realized I was idiot getting charged by a boar and I had no gun/knife whatever. I kicked it in the head and called Baron off. They released that boar into a residential area, they can deal with it. The good news is I received a call a few days later telling me that they had called in the local hunter's association and caught the boar.
All in all it was a fun filled day, and I got more than a few calls afterward from people interested in hunting with Kishu. Baron succeeds where all the Dogo's failed.
Here's a few pics from the day.