Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

National Jun 9, 2020

Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

Wasao, an Akita dog who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, has died at age 13, believed to be equivalent to around the early 90s in human years, a support group said Tuesday. The big, white furry canine with a squinty-eyed face died Monday. ...

Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

National / Science & Health May 23, 2020

Japan confirms first case of rabies in 14 years

The local government in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, has announced that a person who traveled from the Philippines had developed rabies — the first case in Japan in 14 years. The municipal government said Friday that the patient, whose sex, age and nationality ...

Itami airport to be first in Japan to offer toilets for dogs

National Feb 11, 2020

Itami airport to be first in Japan to offer toilets for dogs

Itami airport is set to become the first in Japan to offer toilets for exclusive use by dogs. The regional airport, which is also known as Osaka International Airport but straddles Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, decided to introduce the canine facility after receiving requests not ...