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All our cat-related articles gathered together on one page for easy finding. Everything from cat cafes to Yokai cats, anime recommendations to maneki neko. Browse for something fun to read or just enjoy the cat photos - carefully chosen to emphasize the cute! However, please quickly scroll past the cat ghost photos if you don't like to be scared.
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Find out what the top 10 most popular cat breeds are in Japan in this year’s latest rankings. This article is also accompanied with adorable (and majestic/cool) cat photos and trivia about each breed. To finish up, we introduce some of Japan’s most famous internet celebrity cats.
P.S. Some of our members follow them too.
Find out what the most popular cat names are in Japan this year for an idea on what to name your cat. Plus, a compilation of some other great names including ideas from our WeXpats team members. Names after food seem to be quite a hit; have a look!
Answers the important question of “How to Bring Your Pet to Japan?” and “Can I even bring my pet to Japan?” Includes a checklist of things for you to consider before anything else (issues that never came to mind), evaluating your cat for the long-haul flight, preparing for the trip, and the all-important import procedure.
Want to keep a pet cat in Japan but not sure what to expect? In this article, we address 8 of the most important things you should know before taking the plunge. Learn the basic costs and more importantly hidden costs that come with your pet cat, where and how to even get that cat, and how to help your kitty endure the harsh seasons, etc.
We introduce a wide selection of anime featuring cats. Categorized into 3 sections for easy finding, find anime about cats, anime with cat(s) as a main character, and anime with cat(s) as a minor character. Plus, because they deserve it, a special section just for Studio Ghibli’s works with cats. Always a work in progress, we look forward to updating this article with new works whenever we can.
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The last segment of this article introduces 4 of our most recommended anime to catch some cat Yokai in action.
This article starts off with explaining what exactly Yokai and Kaibyo are. If you don’t know what those 2 words mean, then you should just head over to the article now. Read about the origins of Japan’s most well known cat demons Nekomata and Bakeneko as well as other lesser known cat Yokai.
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How much do you actually know about Maneki Neko? The origin story? The origin place? Did you know its design is based on a native Japanese cat breed? Specifically what type of luck does it beckon? You’ll know the answers to all those questions after reading this piece!
One of many, but perhaps the most well known of cat islands in Japan, we bring you an article introducing Tashirojima Cat Island of Miyagi. From “cat spots” to the island’s rules, here's an in-depth guide that will help you get a rough idea of what to expect from the island of cats.
Learn all there is to know about cat cafes in Japan, from the general rules at cat cafes to the sometimes confusing payment systems, to the 2 types of cat cafes there are. You didn’t know there were 2 types? Well, now you know. Not interested? Just skip to the end of the article for our WeXpats tour of Cat Cafe Mocha Harajuku, or quickly scroll through for some adorable pics!
Japan has a pretty vibrant nightlife, especially in major cities, and there’s something for everyone! From drinking to karaoke to dancing and more, make sure to check out the different asp...
Japan has a long list of occasions and customs when it comes to gift-giving, whether for friends, family or in business situations. We cover a wide range of events as well as give tips about cost, eti...
There are many opportunities to write thank you messages - whether in thank you cards or cards for other occasions including birthdays, after someone does you a favor, and so on. Make sure you know ho...
Discover the world of Yokai with our article focusing on Japan’s demonic cats Kaibyo. Introducing the most famous of cat Yokai, the two tailed beast Nekomata, Bakeneko, and some other cat Yokai ...