You…Haven’t Ever Seen This?

Just another day in the Big J: an older Tokyo resident taking his pet Torty on a walk. Yes. Yes, that’s what that is. OK.






28052c1da6384af997f36baf3e4a422bTurn ’em up. Do eet NOW. The Bebeh Otters are……squeaking.


From The Daily Dot.

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Osaka

Back to The Big J for another edition of the C.O. Cat Café World Tour. This stop is c/o the enterprising sorts at RocketNews 24 AKA our (un)official Japan Bureau. “Save Cat Café” opened on the 1st- no fooling. Standard CC format- get your latte on one side, snorgle a kitteh with potential adopting on the other!






If You Go™:

Addy: 530-0041 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Tenjinbashi, 5 Chome−7−8.

Hours: 12-8pm daily except for Monday (and the second and third Tuesday of the month.)

Phone: +81 6-7165-6504.

Misc: Blog : Website : FB

A Music Lover’s Dream

p15040601If you want THE best in state-of-the-art sound, then look no further than the THING/2 NS-1000 speakers from Yamaha. Dazzling HiFi Sound, with 50% less hairballs than the other leading brands.


NO Clue What’s Going On Here…

…so we’re just gonna print the email ‘zactly as we received it from “lmpmkm mtmm”:

“Taro begging food by making a rasping sound. he comes up with some interesting ways of telling you he’s hungry.
Taro be on the scrounge for some reason May. Taro knows how to get what he wants.
Taro ate the ZiwiPeak by the scrounge.”

Bottom line- we think Taro is hungry mungry.

Back To Cat Heaven Island

We seem to check out this spot every two years or so. Tashirojima is a small Japanese island with less than 100 people, and LOTS of stray kittehs.

Having said that, we spotted this rather educational mini-documentary by Landon Donoho on Boing! Boing!; all that’s missing is the requisite filmstrip projector sound.

[*Note: No mention of the world’s first cat nightclub? -Ed.]


Why can’t the dog across the street from us act like this at midnight? This one is straight from The Big J, with thanks to Annamarie R. (And we get Bonus Wacky Studio Audience Interaction, too!これはとても面白いです!)

Caturday Cat Café World Tour: Tokyo

800-shimo-cateriam24Tokyo is, of course, ground zero when it comes to the global cultural Cat Café phenomenon. Robb S. wrote us to let us know about Cateriam, in Shimo-Kitazawa, Tokyo. He covers it in detail on his new website, “Animal”




If You Go™:

Hours: 11am-9pm (Sat, Sun 10-9:30.) Closed Mondays.

Phone: 03-3468-8114.

Addy: Kitazawa 2-26-6, Mont Blanc Bldg 2F. 30 seconds from Shimo-Kitazawa station (Inokashira, Odakyu lines) (Google Map.)

Misc: Blog : Twitter.

Big J ResQte Of The Week: FUMU

From the Land Of Japan comes these Instagramsters from Jordan W. “Please enjoy Fumu, the Shihtzu/Maltese mix, being a weirdo and abiding by several Rules in one video- Rules 99, 98, and 43. Lots more photos of the little gremlin here. I just got him at the end of March from Animal Rescue Kansai, a really great animal rescue nonprofit based in Osaka with a branch in Tokyo. I love his little frowny face, his snaggletooth, and the tongue that doesn’t always quite fit in his mouth.”

This One Will Make Ya Go “Klunk, Ded”

PROMISE. Just turn up the speakers, and then….brace yourself.



Stacy M. says “Spotted this on Tastefully Offensive but there is an entire YouTube channel that you just have to watch.”


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