Cutest Guides To Japan: Nyalan And Deshi

by Love Meow on Feb 2nd, 2014 | 5 Comments

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, [...]

Cats Bring Luck to Local Businesses in Japan

by Love Meow on Apr 27th, 2013 | 11 Comments

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 [...]

Shelter Cats Keep Rescue Dog Company

by Love Meow on Dec 18th, 2012 | 15 Comments

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,” [...]

Man Documents Lives of Island Cats

by Love Meow on Nov 20th, 2012 | 33 Comments

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 [...]

Little Furry Survivor from Disaster Area in Japan Made Incredible Comeback

by Love Meow on Oct 26th, 2012 | 7 Comments

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. Full [...]

Island Cats from Fukuoka Japan

by Love Meow on Feb 11th, 2012 | 46 Comments

When there are fishermen on an island in Japan, they always seem to have a group of loyal feline followers. Like the Cat Island in Tashirojima, cats are treated with love and respect by the fishermen in Fukuoka prefecture, situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan. The cats are welcome [...]

New Photos and Videos of Cat Island After Japan Earthquake

by Love Meow on Apr 27th, 2011 | 55 Comments

Japanese Media Response reported on April 4 that most of the cats on Tashirojima (cat island) have survived. Tsuyoshi from Japan visited the island and took photos and videos last week. He saw quite a few cats there. Though most of the cats survived, he noticed there was a slight decrease in the number of cats, [...]

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