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A design company in Japan named Alive Web rescued and adopted two cats who became their very own office cats. Meet Monta and Nobita, the official supurrvisors at the company. The kitties follow their own rules and policies while keep the employees happy with cuteness and purrs.

Monta was found on a cold rainy day, crying in a warehouse. They took her to the office and gave her food and kept her warm. Soon all the employees fell in love with the fluffy cat, and her arrival was quite the moral booster to the company. They decided to keep her and make her their official office cat.

Then a while later, they found Nobita, who was hand reared when he was little. He became their second office cat and Monta’s best furiend.

A design company in Japan rescued and adopted two cats and made them their official office cats. Meet Nobita and Monta.

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When Monta claims a chair, the employee will have to wait to be seated.

japanese design company office cats

Monta decides this chair is hers now.

Nobita loves to check on the employees during work, making sure they are doing a good job.

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 Here Nobita is on an employee’s desk supervising.

Keeping everything in order.

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They are the office supurrvisors:

Monta helping prep for the conference.

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The employees give Nobita a blanket to keep him comfy when he naps.

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Photos and story via Alive Web.

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A cat that went missing over three years ago during the 2011 tsunami disaster in Japan, has been reunited with his family. On Friday last week, a couple, both in their 60s, from Ofunato City, who thought their cat, Suika, would never come back, was overjoyed with the news.

The cat was found in the forest in Rikuzentaka City about 9.3 miles (15km) from their home. The rescuers took the kitty to an animal shelter in Ofunato City on April 10. At the time, none of them knew that the cat they found had been missing for over three years.

They decided to take photos of the cat and put them in a local newspaper to help the cat find his owners. It was then they discovered the family and their phone number written on the cat’s collar. They immediately contacted the owners to tell them the news.

Suika the cat was a rescue that the couple’s eldest son found and brought home 15 years ago. He became the perfect companion to the couple and they loved him to bits.

No one knows the adventures that Suika had in the time since he was missing, but nothing makes the couple happier than seeing their beloved cat return home safe.

Suika the cat that vanished three years ago during the 2011 tsunami in Japan, has been reunited with his family.

cat lost in Tohoku tsunami disaster reunion over three years later

He was found in a forest and taken to an animal shelter in April 10. When they decided to take photos of the cat and put them in a local newspaper, they discovered the family’s name and their contact number.

cat lost in Tohoku tsunami disaster reunion over three years later

It was an emotional reunion.

cat lost in Tohoku tsunami disaster reunion over three years later

When the mother saw her cat after three years, she was calling his name and her eyes were welling up with tears.

cat lost in Tohoku tsunami disaster reunion over three years later

Suika was a stray that their eldest son rescued 15 years ago and now he was rescued again and reunited with his family.

cat lost in Tohoku tsunami disaster reunion over three years later

Source: Asahi Shimbun.

In Japan, two adorable kitties are taking their visitors on the cutest tour ever in Japan.

Nyalan and Deshi are the mascots for Jalan, a Japanese travel site. The older cat is “Nyalan” (“nya” is “meow” in Japanese), and his apprentice is “Deshi.” It may seem like an unorthodox approach to promoting tourism in other countries, but in Japan where cat cafes are ubiquitous and island cats are loved and treated like family, having cats be tour guides seems like a perfect idea.

Let’s embark on a journey with Nyalan and Deshi to the Land of the Rising Sun. [Watch video below]

Nyalan and Deshi, cutest guides, are showing us around Japan on the most adorable tour ever in Japan.

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Japan travel guide cats

Watch video:

Photos via imgur and Jalan.net.

In Japan, besides finding cats at cafe, they are everywhere from small shops to various stores. Cats symbolize good fortune in the Japanese culture. Stores often place a Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) statue or ornament at the front door as a way to bring in more customers. Many cats get to run the store or restaurant alongside their humans.

Photographer nekojimakeibu from Flicker travels to Tokyo, Kumamoto and a few other cities, and along the way, he meets a lot of friendly kitties at various mom and pop shops, grocery stores and restaurants.

 Cat cafe in Kumamoto

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Grocery shop in Kumamoto

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Napping in the display window with stuffed animals in Tokyo

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Joining the customers at a restaurant in Tokyo

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Book store in Kumamoto

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Barbershop in Kumamoto

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Japanese style bar in Tokyo

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Sushi Cat in Kumamoto

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Sweet Potato shop in Tokyo

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Grocery shop in Okinawa:

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Shelter cats from Animal Friends Niigata (Animal Friends Japan, part of JEARS) in Japan brought love and warmth to a sick rescue dog as she slowly worked her way back to health.

“Nellie had been lying, unable to move, by the side of the road for two days before being taken in to the hokenjo,” said the shelter on Facebook. After the needed bath and treatment, the shelter cats came to Nellie and thought she needed company.

They continued to accompany the sick dog until she was brought back to health. Having the kitties there might just be the thing that helped her through it. Today Nellie is fully recovered and found her forever home according to the shelter.

Nellie fell asleep in her bowl while she was eating, and some of her feline friends joined her!

After the bath and treatment, kitties came to offer some love and comfort.

Word spread quickly amongst the cats – sick doggie in need of kitty love! [JEARS]

Photos by Animal Friends Niigata (Animal Friends Japan) and Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

A Japanese photographer named Fubirai has been documenting lives of cats in the Fukuoka prefecture, situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan. He takes regular trips to the area where most residents rely on fishing for a living. They share a beautiful relationship with the cats. When fishermen return from the sea, there is a crowd of furry kitties waiting for them to dock. They always feed the 4-legged ones first. The islanders let the cats roam around on their boats, yards, even let them in their houses for visits. [Fubirari’s blog]

Fubirai plays with the cats while capturing the moments with his camera. He’s bonded with quite a few furry friends that he visits on a regular basis. These kitties have brought the local people a piece of tranquility and something to look forward to after a long day of hard work.

Photos by ©Fubirari, who has documented these cats lives on Fukuoka shore. More photos.

Wraith is one of the kitties that were found in a disaster area in Japan. He was at the end of his rope, but thanks to a group of rescuers who are dedicated to saving furry animals in disaster areas of Japan, Wraith made an incredible comeback in just nine days after his rescue.

Wraith when he was first picked up. All he wanted was some TLC.

Full story by Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS) via their facebook:

Meet Wraith. He was rescued on October 16th only a few hours before he was due to be gassed. He was part of a big government roundup of stray cats in the disasater areas and certainly not put in line for rehoming. Isabella of AFN was able to negotiate with the Hokenjo to allow her to take some animals to the shelter and give them a second chance. From bedraggled, hungry and frightened Wraith woke up the day after his rescue a new boy. All he had hoped for was to be dried off, given a meal and a comfortable place to rest his head – all the love he now gets is a huge bonus. Kitty prayers get answered too – Wraith will confirm that!

He’s only been at the shelter 9 days but hopefully that special home is right around the corner.

With a little bit of love and TLC, Wraith’s life has made a 180, and now all he needs is a forever loving home.

Wraith looking like a whole new boy after just one day at the shelter!

wraith the cat from japan disaster areas rescued by JEARS

Now this feels like Heaven – I guess all my kitty prayers were heard!

wraith the cat from japan disaster areas rescued by JEARS

Photos courtesy of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS)