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Inside Japan's Obsession With Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Japan, obsession )

Jeri
- 84 days ago - catster.com
Maneki Neko, Hello Kitty, Doraemon, cat cafés, HANGRY & ANGRY x h.NAOTO, and the many cats of Hayao MiyazakiâEUR(TM)s Studio Ghibli Animation House âEUR" we take a look at Japan's obsession with cats!
A Fuzzy Tale of Japan's Famous Cats in Hats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, hats, Japan )

Jeri
- 97 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
When Ryo Yamazaki picked up a chunk of one of his catâEUR(TM)s shed fur and fashioned it on top of his Scottish foldâEUR(TM)s head in a Trump-esque quiff, he did it for a laugh.
Japanese People Are Sharing Photos of Their Very Long, Stretchy Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, photos, Japan )

Jeri
- 99 days ago - metro.co.uk
Cats are always bringing us joy, particularly when it comes to social media trends.
Today Is Cat Day In Japan
Offbeat  (tags: cat day, Japan )

Jeri
- 122 days ago - kotaku.com
In the US, National Cat Day is on October 29. But in Japan, itâEUR(TM)s today.
VIDEO: Plenty of Snuggles for Passengers on JapanâEUR(TM)s First Cat Train
Offbeat  (tags: japan, cat train, passengers, animals, cats, culture, interesting, unusual, photos, society, world )

Lone
- 272 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
About 30 adoptable cats roamed freely on the train, raising awareness of the problem of stray cat culling in Japan and encouraging riders to consider bringing a feline friend or two into their homes.
Karma Kitchen - Growing in Generosity (See If There's One Near You!)
Offbeat  (tags: India, Seva CafĂ©, Karma Kitchen, generosity, pay it forward, Good News, spreading, US, Europe, Japan, Asia, volunteers, food, humanity, interesting )

Evelyn
- 427 days ago - karmakitchen.org
Based on Seva Café: "Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you." That's Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.
Torajiro the Cat From Japan Gets Funnier in Translation
Offbeat  (tags: social cat of the week, japan, awesome-pawsome kitty pics )

Barb
- 480 days ago - catster.com
For example, what is his "extended rainbow collar foot?" A scarf, of course. What else could it be?
Surreal Photos Of Fireflies From JapanâEUR(TM)s 2016 Summer
Offbeat  (tags: japan, fireflies, the land of the rising sun, environment, interesting, photos, unusual )

Lone
- 711 days ago - boredpanda.com
We often give you great reasons to visit Japan. The scenery. The lights. The weirdness. But for those of you who still arenâEUR(TM)t convinced, hereâEUR(TM)s yet another brilliant excuse to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. Fireflies!
Hokkaido Boy Left in Mountain By Parents Found Alive After 6 Days
Offbeat  (tags: safe, Japan, missing boy, found )

Naoko
- 751 days ago - asahi.com
A missing boy was found alive in northern Japan on June 3, six days after his parents left him alone in a mountain as punishment for his misbehavior, police said.
Elephant That Sparked Petition Dies in in Japan Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: Petition, Animal, Zoo, Japan )


- 758 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An elephant that was the focus of an international campaign to improve its living conditions has died in a zoo in Japan.
Minamata Disease Continues Devastation After 60 Years
Offbeat  (tags: environment, destruction, water, Minamata, Japan, minamata disease, habitatdestruction )

Naoko
- 769 days ago - the-japan-news.com
First diagnosed in people who consumed seafood contaminated by methylmercury discharged from Chisso Corp.'s Minamata plant. The disease damages the central nervous system, causing such symptoms as sensory disturbance and visual field constriction.
Japan Earthquake: Powerful New Tremor in Kumamoto
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Tsunami warning, Japan )


- 798 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A powerful earthquake has struck near the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, a day after a tremor there killed at least nine people. The magnitude-7.1 quake at a depth of 10km (6 miles) hit at 01:25 on Saturday (15:25 GMT on Friday).
JR East Begins Sales of 'Ekiben' Boxed Meals at Paris Station
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, France, Paris, ekiben, lunch box, railways )

Naoko
- 843 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
East Japan Railway Co. has opened a pop-up shop for ekiben (train boxed meals) at Paris station Gare de Lyon in an effort to promote Japanese food culture globally from one of the world's gourmet capitals.
Horrified Cabbies Pick Up 'GHOST PASSENGERS' in Area Devastated By 2011 Japan Tsunami
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, ghosts, March 2011 earthquake, ghost passenger, Phantom Fare, Ishinomaki Japan, odd, off-beat )

Cat
- 870 days ago - msn.com
There is still a strong belief in ghosts in Japan. At least seven taxi drivers in Ishinomaki, north-east Japan, have reported experiencing a 'phantom fare' in the wake of the devastating 2011 tsunami and earthquake
The Harsh Reality Facing Japan's Cats, New Kings of the Pet World
Offbeat  (tags: cats, pets, Japan )

Jeri
- 928 days ago - toyokeizai.net
The history of pet ownership in Japan has reached a turning point, as ownership of cats is now poised to overtake that of dogs. Behind this new shift in balance, however, is a somewhat selfish and irresponsible tendency among cat owners.
 

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