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The mystery of the disappearing family altar water offering: Man catches the culprit pink-pawed!

A Japanese family wondered why water placed on their family alter kept disappearing. Turns out a furry relative was to blame!

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Tokyo cat cafe reopens weeks after virus outbreak kills over 25 percent of its feline population

Adopts new inoculation policy, offers to pay for medical expenses for customers’ own cats.

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Cute Japanese cat fails to catch virtual iPad goldfish, captures Internet’s heart anyway【Video】

Don’t give up, little guy! Not because you can catch them, but because it’s so adorable to watch you try.

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Cat Cafe Mocha in Tokyo shuts down after cats die from feline parvovirus outbreak

News of the deaths was first leaked by an anonymous source online, who was outraged when the cafe remained open, posing a risk to more animals.

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Gang of “yakuza deer” regularly takes over Japanese restaurant’s street-side entrance【Photos】

Visitors to one of the most beautiful places in Japan document the four-legged mafia’s adorable M.O.

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Japanese netizens share amazing anecdotes of cats understanding human speech

Heartwarming tales from multiple netizens suggest that cats, especially stray “boss” cats, are smarter than we thought.

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Synchronized Shiba siblings spark spontaneous satisfied squeals【Video】

Who can resist those smooshy faces and all-too-cute tongues?

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Japanese Twitter user’s dream of having a pet hamster is a roller-wheel of emotions

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes… even small, furry ones.

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Japanese man wins fight against bear that attacked him by punching it right in the face

Never bring a bear to an opposable thumb fight.

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Cat cafe video shows reaction of felines before, during and after an earthquake in Japan

Video shows the cats panicking before the tremors start.

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Japan’s World Cup match-predicting octopus gutted after loss to Poland… literally

That’s probably one result he didn’t see coming.

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No one has ever loved anything as much as these adorable Japanese ducks love watermelon【Video】

Make that adorable and lightning-fast ducks.

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Japanese cat lover has an ingenious plan to keep your cat from hogging your bed all night

Tired of sleepless nights from your cute kitty pushing you around the bed? Here’s a quick and clever solution.

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Pet rabbit celebrates Japan’s World Cup victory by humping Pokémon’s Charmander【Video】

Sudden exuberance following soccer win draws praise for vigor and speed.

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What would a samurai-era cat cafe look like? Like the brand-new Edo Cat Cafe opening in Tokyo!

Take a trip back in time and into feline cuteness with this new cat cafe in one of Tokyo’s most history-rich neighborhoods.

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Japanese netizens worry over structural stability of new “sparrow residential complex”

A Twitter photo of a modern nest neighborhood ruffles some feathers online.

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Tokyo crow who tried to buy a train ticket gets illegally captured

Local citizen takes the law into her own hands and catches the prepaid card-stealing bird, but lands in trouble with the authorities herself.

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Deer in Nara refuse crackers after Golden Week visitors leave them too full to eat【Photos】

Tourists were shocked to see the usually ravenous deer turn down their favourite treats.

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Lusty Japanese dog shows it knows exactly what anime “huggy” pillows are really for【Video】

And other otaku have a theory about where he learned it.

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