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PET

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Aug 14, 2016
Into the mystic: a cat named Miko
The mystery is how this beauty, who came to ARK a full six months ago, can still be sitting in the shelter without a home of her own.
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Aug 7, 2016
Fine day for a stroll: a Japanese Chin cross named Parasol
Weighing less than most cats, Parasol belongs to the breed of dog that was long popular in the houses of Japanese nobility.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Jul 31, 2016
Difficult questions for Japan's animal-loving city dwellers
This week's column deals with two queries that highlight cultural differences in attitudes to animal welfare.
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Jul 24, 2016
Pin-up girl: Pickles the pointer mix
Pickles, an 8-year-old pointer mix, was taken in when she was found wandering the streets alone.
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Jul 17, 2016
Fluffy pick-me-up: Dog Blewit is nothing to sniff at
No one gave Blewit so much as a glance before he was rescued from a filthy hellhole of a place he shared with some 30 other dogs.
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Jul 10, 2016
Cool Cuke: a handsome cat named Cucumber
Life has given Cucumber a bit of a runaround. He lost his home to a fire when he was just a year old. He found a new home but was then bullied by the bigger resident cat.
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Jul 3, 2016
God dag!: Good dog Jerry finds a loving home in Sweden
Jerry has found a new home far from Japan, where he had been rescued as a stray.
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Jun 26, 2016
Skies of blue: a Great Pyrenees named Cosette
This fluffy white beauty is a Great Pyrenees, a gentle breed that is something of a giant when full-grown. Cosette is just over a year old and already 30 kg despite a tragic start. She had been abandoned, left to die along with other dogs in a Tokyo apartment. Filthy, her body wasted when found, she...
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Jun 19, 2016
Cruisin': a cat named Bateau
Two-year-old Bateau is a classic — free-spirited, charming, with the grace and agility of one of the big cats.
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Jun 15, 2016
Shy girl: a dog named Volauvent
Five-month-old Volauvent was found in a temple where locals often shamelessly abandon their dogs.
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Jun 5, 2016
Where the heart is: a cat named Pu'er
Though her eyes are a brilliant jade green, Pu'er's personality is like that of the sweet girl next door.
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May 29, 2016
Senior power: Dachshund Minnie finds a home in Tokyo
Miggy, now rechristened Minnie, was first featured here in April of last year. A 12-year-old powerhouse at the time, Minnie has only gotten bigger and better.
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May 22, 2016
Living free: a Shetland sheepdog named Fantine
Fantine is gentle and quiet — really a lovely dog that will be happy with trustworthy company and comfort she can count on.
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May 15, 2016
Sibling sweethearts: strangely named cats Surfing and Canoe
Brother Surfing and sister Canoe are absolutely in love with each other and so happy together that it would be cruel to separate them.
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May 8, 2016
Dog 101: a dachshund named Kukuru
Unlike other dachshunds, Kukuru is not one to test her owner, but is content with being lovably low-maintenance.
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May 1, 2016
Once-shy rescued cat Hana is home and owning it, 'lock, stock and barrel'
Hana, who was first featured here in March 2015, has found a home in Tokyo with Keiki Yamanoi and Canadian native Suzanne Jensen.
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Apr 24, 2016
Princess in our midst: a cat named Sonia
The regal Sonia is believed to be largely Abyssinian. Sonia turns 6 this year and came to ARK last month due to her owner's illness.
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Apr 17, 2016
Who loves ya, baby?: a pup named Buruta
Although he looks been around the block a few times, Buruta's no toughie.
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CULTURE / Music
Apr 7, 2016
The genius of Brian Wilson: Beach Boys mastermind is short on words, long on legacy
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Apr 3, 2016
Happiness is ... a dog named Bik
Seeking a family for a 7-year-old sweet, friendly dog named Bik, who was forced to find a new home when her owner fell ill. Bik loves people and adores food.

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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