Popular pig rodeo in Shikoku comes to an end

National Aug 14, 2016

Popular pig rodeo in Shikoku comes to an end

Would-be buckaroos took part in their last pig rodeo in Seiyo, Ehime Prefecture, Saturday after organizers of the long-held festival decided to shut it down following criticism it was a form of animal abuse. The festival, held almost every year for the past 25 years, ...

Things look up for Tokyo's jilted felines

National Mar 26, 2014

Things look up for Tokyo's jilted felines

by Mie Sakamoto

Good news for cat lovers without cats: You can now find your new pet and an apartment to share it with at the same time. Keiko Morishita, an embassy employee and Tokyo resident, is one of those whose apartments have become "temporary shelters" for abandoned ...