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Check out these Super Cute Pet Kimonos- Would your Fur Baby want one?

Pets, particularly cats and dogs, are well-loved in Japan and there are several factors which attribute to this fact. Some say it is because there is a decline in human babies which is why people turn to animals for comfort. Others say that it is simply because cats and dogs are such lovable creatures. Regardless…
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Animal Lovers In Japan Can Now Sign Their Name With Animal Hanko!

Japan is easily known for many things – fantastic food, gorgeous seasons, and impressive transportation system just to name a few. From the ubiquitous animal cafes seemingly on every corner, to pet-friendly parks and even outlet malls, Japan literally has it all. However, have you ever heard of hanko? This is someone’s personal stamp. It…

Collect All the Cute Cat Toys from Japan’s Capsule Vending Machines!

Don’t you just love the anticipation of getting something out of a capsule vending machine? Now there is a cute new series available from these machines, also called ‘gashapon’ (or ‘gachapon’), only in Japan. There is just something interesting about tiny cooking toys. Strangely, they can be more captivating and fun compared to actual cooking…

Getting a pet in Japan? Animal Refuge Kansai is the place to go!

One of the news stories that regularly does the rounds about Japan is the problem of its decreasing population as fewer and fewer families are choosing to have children. However, at the same time time that the number of children is decreasing, the number of families who are choosing to keep a pet is on…

Cat Cafes Step Aside and Make Way for Cat Town, Yanaka!

Cat cafes have been a real draw for not only cat-lovers but also people who are willing to pay for kitty snuggles and cuddles for a couple of hours. However, they’re “domesticated” cats who will put on their best puss-in-boots impersonation for some kibble. Where are the real bad boys in town? Will the real…

Who is Maru, Japan’s Most Famous Celebrity Cat?

In Japan, pets can be celebrities too! You may have heard of Hachiko, the Akita dog that waited nine years in front of Shibuya Station for his owner to come back: definitely Japan’s most loyal dog. He may even have been the one who sparked Japan’s love for animals, especially dogs and cats. In fact,…

Nitama – Japan’s Second Feline Station Master

Wakayama prefecture is located in Kansai region, Honshu. Wakayama Electric Railway Co. runs a service across Wakayama prefecture and back in 2006 it was really struggling. This resulted in many of it’s stations being destaffed, i.e. just ticket machines and no humans there to help. At Kishi Station Toshiki Koyama, who had taken over the…

Embrace your inner Crazy Cat Lady in Tokyo Cafes!

Cat Cafe Trend The trend of cat cafes has been booming lately. If you want to enjoy a friendly atmosphere, have a quirky date, chill out with friends, meet new people or just relax by yourself, then these are just some of the places worth considering. You’ll soon discover that cats are not just simple…