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Feast your eyes on a man walking nine cats through Tokyo

On a stroller, of course
Oct 13
I may be more of a dog fan than a cat one, but it's hard to ignore an adorable moment where a guy takes his Chinchilla and Himalayan Cats for a walk in the streets of Tokyo. Instead of walking them like a dog, the man places ... read
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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan opening made with cats

Cat owner spends 4 months on parody video
Oct 21
Here we go: an Attack on Titan parody featuring cats! A very dedicated fan took his cat and placed it in front of a blue-screen along with a miniature town he built, then proceeded to make the best AoT opening parody yet (ma... read
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Weird news

Nyan Nyan Nouveau, a special wine just for cats

B&H Lifes to class things up with this feline wine
Oct 18
A hot new Japanese product has been making the internet rounds over the past few days -- Nyan Nyan Nouveau, a wine being marketed specifically for cats. Some of you who've yet to read about it are probably questioning wh... read
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Daily Japan Photo

Kristina's Summer Vacation: #2 - Escape

This cat
Aug 02
Some cats just can't handle all the love they get at cat cafes in Japan. This one in particular was ready to get the hell out. I've got more pictures of the other cats somewhere... [click on the gallery thumb for the full image, which is cropped for the header!] read

A kitten taking a warm bath brings great joy to my heart

Take that, evil Mondays!
Feb 25
As you are ready to clock out of your day job, please take a moment and behold the adorableness of a kitten enjoying a relaxing hot springs-like experience. Okay, it's technically not a hot springs, but y... read

Japan's new police cat will take down any purrfect crime

May 14
Criminals beware, there is a new crime fighter in town. Say hello to officer Lemon aka the first cat to ever become a police officer in Japan. At the age of two weeks, Lemon has become a great asset in the fight against crime... read

Cat cafe feline employees stick it to the man

Apr 17
[Update: After some consideration, Tokyo has decided to allow cat cafés to remain open until 10 p.m.] Cat cafés are themed bistros where patrons may pay a cover fee to enjoy a snack or a cup of coffee in the com... read

Popular cats unite in new cat idol group NKB48

Mar 05
With elections being held for stray cat idols, it was only a matter of time before some keen producer put together an official idol group. Online cat shop Felissimo has created NKB48 (NeKoBu48), an idol group made up entirely... read

Update: Sorry guys, no new podcast tonight.

Jan 12
...but we'll let you know when we're back into the swing of things! Nobody's dead, we just had some some trouble behind-the-scenes (to put lightly). We figured it'd be better to let you all know instead of being mean and lett... read

Congratulations Minoru Shiraishi!

Nov 14
According to 0takomu, the legend himself Minoru Shiriashi has confirmed that he has married a lovely lady. How lovely? Well, we can only speculate, as he has yet to reveal her identity. As weird as that sounds it's pretty com... read

Election held for stray cat idols

Oct 10
What does your town do when it has a lot of stray cats? If you lived in the town of Saga, it would make them celebrities instead of calling animal control. Two years ago, Saga decided to deal with its stray cat problem by cho... read

Natsume Yuujinchou has a 4th season... in January!

Sep 21
Those that have been watching the currently airing third season of Natsume Yuujinchou will know that the final episode is due out very soon, so it comes as quite a surprise that a sequel has already been announced! The aptly ... read

Video: Japanese cat learns spoken commands

Jul 08
A cat named Leon belonging to a woman in Shizuoka can apparently differentiate between several very similar sounding commands. Leon will eat when given the owner says "yoshi," but not "yoshiko" or any similar words. He also w... read

Nyanicorn is the Nyancat game

May 28
Hey! You know "Nyan-cat", that Vocaloid/Utau-song-turned-internet-meme? It's got a game now, called Nyanicorn and clearly based off of Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack, except with "Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!" by daniwellP instead of "Always" by Erasure, and a cat with a Pop Tart for a body instead of a robot unicorn. Works for me. read

FACT: Cats love bowls

May 16
It's a well known phenomenon that cats love donabe, the round ceramic bowls for cooking nabe, or Japanese hot pots. It's well known in Japan, at least. In case you weren't aware, there is a very important educational video on... read

Cat ears respond to your every whim!

May 06
You've seen it at cons. I've seen it, everyone's seen it: people with cat ears. Whether it's a hot cat girl or a slave-like cat boy, cat ears inevitably have merged themselves with some aspect of otaku culture that I still ha... read

Why we love the Japanese: Cats in bowls

Apr 19
Do me a favor. Whatever you're doing, stop. Just stop now. Save that email draft, pause that song in iTunes, hold on a sec on that Tweet. Just stop and enjoy the fact that there is a Japanese game show that features challenges such as "How many cats can we fit into these bowls?" There. You're done. Now watch the video, laugh, and get on with your day. [Via Neatorama] read

You've heard of the Cash Cab, now check out the cat cab!

Jan 14
I think most cab drivers have to be slightly eccentric people, just to deal with the daily toils of their job. Perhaps they compensate by annoying talking to their passengers nonstop, or possibly by doing other quirky things.... read

First Norageki trailer now online

Dec 13
Here's a little something that might've slipped under your radar: Norageki, Bandai's new 40 minute OVA coming out on BR and DVD March 25th, from Hiroaki Ando (the CG director on Steamboy and the technical director on Tekkon K... read

Cute video of the day: many small boxes and Maru

Nov 13
There's something delightful about Maru. He's just so innocent, and he loves boxes so much.In a turn of events that I wouldn't call surprising at all, Maru's owner presents the cat with a small box. You can guess what happens... read

Too small box and Maru

Oct 14
Silly cat, boxes are for kittens!  read

Fish are the new barbells

Jun 23
This is a video about cats weightlifting fish. Let that sink in for a moment. The concept will feel weird at first, as it should, because this is entirely ridiculous. And yet, something about it just makes sense, like it's th... read

While everyone else is busy with their Valentines Day posts, I've decided to go out of my way to make sure nobody forgets the real holiday that happens to be going on right now. It's Chinese New Year! For those... read feature


Jalan shows off the adventures of business cat

Jan 29
Allow me to assure you of this one sure fact: no matter how far and wide you search on the internet today, if you are an animal lover, you are not going to see anything better than the video after the jump. From travel servic... read

Itazura coin bank will delight cat fans everywhere

Dec 03
There is not one single thing about this cat bank that does not delight me. Seriously. The little orange crate, the small spot marked with a fishbone that you place your coin on, the little round black pools of kitty eyes tha... read

Toro gets evicted, new app to replace Mainichi Issho

Nov 03
This is the worst news I have ever had to report. For three years, SCEJ's Mainichi Issho has been a free app for the PS3, and as far as I'm concerned, one of the greatest things mankind has ever conceived. If you play it, you... read

For Japan's herbivore men, cats are more than fine

Sep 16
You are familiar with the term "herbivore man," yes? It's used to refer to men who've more or less given up pursuing the opposite sex, settling in for solo flight.Well, perhaps not completely solo, as many herbivore... read

After a long day of napping, you'd need a cat massage too

Aug 24
 This is so cute it hurts, but the music is hilarious. I don't think I've ever seen a massage parlor that plays techno. The look on the orange cat's face is amazing though. It's not quite as great as, say, a duck massage... read