I dunno, I think the likelihood of "EEEEE, KAWAIII!!!" reactions might be directly related to (1) the size and age of the grizzly and (2) whether it is wearing specially made clothes (specifically, a specially made bear-shaped disney character costume...let's say pooh bear or stitch...)
.....I'm beginning to think we can manufacture this scenario.
Alright you chaps, free ALT position in Chiba to anyone who can bring me a baby and/or pygmy grizzly bear! (We'll quietly off one of the more troublesome present goons and give you their ID. All gaijin look same, right?)
If someone was going to go that far they might as well just take all their fashion tips from Grizzly Adams. Now I'm curious as to how the Japanese would react to someone with a ZZ Top beard and lumberjack clothes. They'd probably react to a giant grizzly named Ben easier.
Heeeeeeeey... my beard isn't *THAT* bad!