Video posted to YouTube by BBC.
The Japanese Macaque (pronounced /məˈkɑːk/) (Macaca fuscata), also known as the Snow Monkey, is a terrestrial Old World monkeyspecies native to Japan, although an introduced free-ranging population has been living near Laredo, Texas since 1972. It is the most northern-living as well as the most polar-living non-human primate. In Japan, they were historically known as saru (“monkey”). Nihonzaru(Nihon “Japan” + saru) is used in modern times to distinguish from other primates. Individuals have brown-gray fur, a red face, and a short tail. There are two subspecies of this macaque. MORE [Wikipedia]
Painting (1836) of a Japanese macaque by 19th century samurai Kazan Watanabe courtesy of Tahara History Museum, Japan.
For the Snow Monkey live cam at Jigokundai-Yaekoen click on the photograph below. As I post this, nothing much appears to be happening. I would imagine this is due to the earthquake.
March 22, 2011 update 8:59 a.m.: Reports are that both the monkeys and the live-cam are okay.