A family affair: Dog Glaccolo finds a home

| Jan 25, 2015

A family affair: Dog Glaccolo finds a home

Glaccolo (center front), a papillon first featured here in October, was being fostered by the Seshiyama family, which in itself bode auspicious. Charmer that she is, the little dog soon worked her way into the heart and home of Michiko Ota, mother of Reiko ...

Most read Community stories of 2014

Jan 1, 2015

Most read Community stories of 2014

Welfare for foreigners, bicultural names, pick-up artists . . . these were just a few of the topics explored in the most read Community stories of 2014.  Let’s ensure no happy returns to Japan for this vile ‘dating coach’ One of the most reviled misogynist ...

The more the merrier

| Sep 3, 2014

The more the merrier

When the Tamura family of Shizuoka adopted not only Hara (left, now named Ribbon) but Shiitake (right) as well, ARK workers cried tears of joy. And from the sound of it, the two dogs have indeed found joy in their new home. In search ...

A cat named Mackerel: undercover

| Jun 22, 2014

A cat named Mackerel: undercover

With Mackerel, the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” comes to mind. An American shorthair with likely a bit of American curl thrown in, Mackerel looks like a bit of a toughie. And, with unsteady eyes that have trouble focusing, she can ...