During the period between 1968 and 1987 there were 27 records of Nyctea scandiaca from Hokkaido, northerhmost island of Japan. Some of them were observed in summers. More birds were recorded in 1977 and 1983-84 than in other years. In 198344 more owls wintered also in Kamchatska. These facts suggest that a part of owls wintering in Kamchatska and Hokkaido in 1983-84 remained there in 1984.