Cat cafes are catching on in Britain

Feb 25, 2015

Cat cafes are catching on in Britain

by Rhyannon Bartlett-Imadegawa

Inspired by similar establishments in Japan but with an added English flair, London’s first cat cafe is doing a roaring trade providing traditional afternoon tea in feline company. Since opening last March, the cafe has been fully booked almost every day, and similar independent ...

Cafe caters to mentally disabled

Jun 19, 2014

Cafe caters to mentally disabled

A cafe in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward has become a place where adults with developmental disabilities can find their own space and share their problems. Necco Cafe was opened in September 2011 by an organization that helps people with developmental disabilities find jobs and their ...

May 22, 2014

Businesses embrace siestas to improve efficiency

A number of businesses across the nation are beginning to embrace the belief that napping in the afternoon can help boost efficiency at work. In a March announcement, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry recommended that workers take a nap of up to half ...

Mar 27, 2014

Ehime resident hopes to heal with island cafe

A man from Ehime Prefecture opened a cafe last May on a tiny uninhabited island near the city of Matsuyama, in what he described as an attempt to bring one of his favorite childhood haunts back to life. Visiting the island, locally known as ...