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PET

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / ADOPT ME!
Jun 22, 2014
A cat named Mackerel: undercover
With Mackerel, the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" comes to mind.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Jun 15, 2014
State-of-the-art dog shelter opens in Kansai
A new ARK facility to house rescued dogs in Hyogo Prefecture sets a new standard for animal welfare centers in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jun 15, 2014
A dog named Astro: not guilty
Astro, a mix of Western and Japanese breeds, was rescued from a pound. He came to ARK in March 2011 when he was about 1 year old.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
Jun 1, 2014
Feeling fit and fantastic with rehomed Punkie pair
Dogs Punkie Anna and her brother, Punkie Too, have found a home with the Yamamotos of Osaka.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / ADOPT ME!
May 25, 2014
A cat named Blanco: In my time
Blanco came to ARK as a kitten last June with his siblings. Most of his brothers and sisters were adopted quickly but Blanco got passed over, as he was often too busy sleeping or playing to entertain visitors.
Japan Times
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May 18, 2014
A dog named Gran: Perfect poodle
Five-year-old Gran is a standard poodle, but only in terms of his breed. His personality and temperament are definitely high-end.
Japan Times
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May 11, 2014
A dog named Shoronpo: The un-chihuahua
If you like the idea of a "pocket-size" dog — one that fits the size of a tiny apartment, a tight budget, or a dog that doesn't need lots of exercise — then the 5-year-old Shoronpo is the one for you. If you're saying, "Oh, anything but one of those skittish, yappy little Chihuahuas," then read on...
Japan Times
LIFE / ADOPT ME!
May 4, 2014
A dog named Oboro: Tell me about it
When life weighs heavy and you're tired of two-way talk, there is nothing better to come home to than someone you can throw your arms around, snuggle up against and talk your heart out to. This golden retriever is perfect for just that.
Japan Times
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Apr 27, 2014
A cat named Harrison: All aboard!
Harrison is a bit shy but he's gradually warming to people. He may never be a cuddler but he is what is known as a 'soft-pawed cat' — one that is very gentle and highly unlikely to use his claws.
Japan Times
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Apr 20, 2014
Dog days of summer await golden retriever Suehiro
Golden retriever Suehiro, who was first featured in The Japan Times in March 2013, has found a loving home in Connecticut.
Japan Times
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Apr 7, 2014
A dog named Harp: Music to your ears
The gentle Harp was found abandoned in a hot springs area. Concerned staff from a hotel fed her bread and, eventually, she got up the courage to come nearer and was caught. Luckily her destination was ARK.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 14, 2013
Hard rock, J-pop rule Summer Sonic
Veteran Japanese rockers Mr. Children attracted so many fans to this year's edition of the Summer Sonic music festival that they made Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan upset.
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2013
Pet insurance beginning to mimic policies for people
Early this year, a woman had her rabbit treated for a stomach ailment in a pet hospital for a week, costing her around ¥80,000. But the financial hit didn't pose a problem for the Osaka store clerk because she had pet insurance.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Mar 2, 2013
What ever 'appened to the Tamagotchi?
Tamagotchi, the electronic pets that were first released by Bandai in Japan in 1996, have returned. But this time in the form of an app in which you can feed, discipline and even play "rock, paper, scissors" with your not-really-there pet.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Oct 9, 2012
Can you put new wine in new PET bottles?
While it's not likely to attract the hardcore vinophiles, beverage makers are quietly pushing 'everyday' wines in humble PET bottles.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Nov 24, 2011
Tamagtotchi turns 15, as virtual pets continue to evolve
The 15th anniversary of Tamagotchi, the 8-bit egg that launched a generation of virtual pets, is celebrated with blinged out pink and purple models.

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan