July 15, 2015
SHUNAN, Yamaguchi Prefecture--Locals here are giving a hearty "kanpai" (toast) to Minya, a charming feline who has become the toast of the town for drinking out of a champagne...
June 19, 2015
KASHIHARA, Nara Prefecture--One by one, Hiroko sent “not for sale” notices in response to the dozens of e-mails that appeared in her inbox every day.
May 01, 2015
KINOKAWA, Wakayama Prefecture--Feline stationmaster Tama celebrated her 16th birthday at Kishi Station surrounded by about 300 fans from across the country and abroad.
February 19, 2015
KITA-KYUSHU, Fukuoka Prefecture--Devoted cat lover Masahiko Suga often wondered why pet owners do not take their felines out for daily walks as they do with their dogs.
October 20, 2014
MIYAWAKA, Fukuoka Prefecture--On almost every corner of this city, one can find a broom-toting cat traditionally believed by locals to ward off misfortune and bring good luck.
September 19, 2014
A computer programmer has admitted to killing dozens of cats in Tokyo’s Ota Ward, saying he had become enraged by all the strays that had gathered in the neighborhood, police ...
October 01, 2013
KUDAMATSU, Yamaguchi Prefecture--Living on a fish farm would have to be every cat's dream, except for the water part.
May 12, 2013
As soon as the cotton wool is placed in the glass case, the mouse curls up into a ball and remains totally still, as if frozen. Within just one or two minutes, the rodent’s...
February 19, 2013
FUJISAWA, Kanagawa Prefecture--A stray called Gray is now arguably the most famous cat in Japan after media coverage of its unwitting role in the arrest of an odious cat-loving ...
February 14, 2013
Japan's police force needs to raise its game in confronting cybercrime.
May 08, 2012
VIENNA--The “cat cafe,” a popular type of shop in Japan that allows customers to enjoy beverages while playing with cats, has opened in Vienna for the first time.
January 21, 2012
SAKADO, Saitama Prefecture--Roll this eight-month-old cat over and take a look.
January 09, 2012
According to folklore, the cat was omitted from the Chinese zodiac because it was duped by the rat into believing that New Year's Day was a day later, and thus it failed to...
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