• Kyodo


A dog trainer in northeastern Japan has taken it upon herself to make her city more pet friendly by installing “poop posts” for owners to dispose of their dogs’ waste.

Akari Tanaka, a 37-year-old resident of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, is hoping her project will help create a society where people can live comfortably with their pets, as she says locals have struggled to “take the initiative to clean up after their dogs.”

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