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Heavy petting, Aichi style

Heavy petting, Aichi style


The basic concept is simple. For many living in Japan, owning a dog, or even a cat, is simply impossible. Tiny apartments, long working hours and the appalling combination of claws and tatami mats makes... more

ARK Japan: Taking care of the less fortunate


There is a saying that goes ‘Wherever you go in the world, you will always find an English woman running an animal rescue centre in the hills’. Elizabeth Oliver came to Japan out of curiosity.... more

The first English ship to reach Japan?

The first English ship to reach Japan?


In late 1610, Dutch adventurers Peter Floris and Lucas Antheunis arrived in London and soon succeeded in gaining the financial backing of Sir Thoman Smythe, governor of the East Indies Company, for an English expedition... more

World Cosplay Summit


 Culture    When Aichi was chosen to hold the 2005 World Exposition in Monaco on June 12th 1997, the then governor for Aichi Prefecture, Reiji Suzuki, announced that “It will be the culmination of efforts we make... more