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Need Some Dog Love? Go to Dog Heart Cafe in Tokyo for a Cuddle or a Walk!

One of the things that japan has in abundance are cafes of all sorts ranging from regular cafes to owl, rabbit, and the already quite famous cat cafes. One type cafe is not so well-known but still quite popular: dog cafes. Because of the lack of space in many Japanese city houses and apartments, and…

3 Of The Most Moving Stories and Tributes to Dogs in Tokyo

The cat vs dog debate will rage for ages, but whether one is a dog lover (犬派) or cat lover (猫派), most people can agree that the loyalty and warmth of dogs are unrivaled in the animal world. In Japan, there are a few places in particular that honor the special bond between dogs and…
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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…

Inupathy: Japan’s New Device to Help You Know How Your Dog Is Feeling!

Many dog owners are always curious about what their dogs are thinking about. Now, there is a product that has been developed to help you know how your dog is feeling! Inupathy is a mental visualizer for dogs based on heart rate monitoring and it claims to be the first of its kind in the…

Meet the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Unusual Mascot!

Due to Japan’s obsession with cuteness, even serious things are not excluded from being handled in a cute manner. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s Crime Prevention Task Force has been introducing their cute female dog mascot on their Twitter account since 2013. The mascot is called Tewatasanaiinu which is a combination of the words “tewatasanai” (not…

In Japan, Dogs Can Have a Happy Retirement Too!

Japan came out with a legislation in 2013 which requires all pet owners to provide care for their pets for their entire lifespan. Like taking care of elderly humans, you may face some challenges and have troubles taking care of elderly dogs. For instance, elderly pets may require extensive vet services and attention. Thus, pet…

Is Shiba Inu Really the Right Breed for You?

The Shiba Inu gains popularity around the world due to the story of the loyal dog, Hachiko. Actually, the Hachiko was an Akita breed, but Shiba Inu also gained popularity from that story because of the similar look, only major difference is that the Shiba Inu is much smaller in size. The Shiba Inu is…

Tsukuba Wanwan Land Where You Can Spend a Day with Adorable Dogs!

Dogs and humans in Japan have been companions for centuries. Dogs are very popular household pets in the country too and you can see people walking their pets in Japan every day.   all-nationz.com/ Dogs are quite the adorable pets and many Japanese people would pamper their pet dogs like children and consider them as…

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…

For Dog Lovers, 10 Heartwarming Japanese Movies

Maybe you’ve seen the movie Hachiko, or maybe you haven’t. If you’re looking for Japanese films about dogs that are worth watching, then you’re in for a treat! Here is a list of some of the most inspiring and heartwarming Japanese movies that feature dogs. Gather your family and friends and be prepared to laugh,…