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Oct 1, 2017

Tokyo cafe dishes out a lesson in hiring bias

At a cafe near the University of Tokyo, clerks with hearing impairment are communicating with customers through writing and sign language — and their work is being welcomed and appreciated by a steady stream of customers. "It serves nice food and is very comfortable," says ...

Fukui cafe targets air gun fans

Jan 18, 2016

Fukui cafe targets air gun fans

A cafe in Fukui Prefecture that allows customers to shoot airsoft guns is becoming increasingly popular with women. Out of 2,000 members at Shooting Cafe Rock On, roughly 30 percent are female, with many visitors apparently getting hooked on the toy guns and purchasing them. Inside ...

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 businesses ...