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Japanese Couple Posts Adorable Video Of Their Pet Hamster Practices Pull-Ups On a Phone Cable

Japanese Twitter user and hamster lover @mamekomu_20's Twitter accountseems to capture the daily cute adventures of their two hamsters, Omame-chan and Komugi-chan. As is often the case, however, it's the unexpected adventures that end up being the most memorable. @mamekomu_20 writes in this popular Tweet that when they were simply goofing around on their phone while charging it, they suddenly sensed that something was amiss, only to look down and realize that Komugi-chan was apparently attempting to practice pull-ups on the cable with an action movie star grip. But there's more. Many more cute videos you should definitely watch. 

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23 Pictures Of A Meerkat Family Is Setting Our Hearts On Fire

Twitter user @mamekoro51 recently shared some quality and heart-string-pulling images of a Meerkat family currently at Inokashira Park Zoo. Inokashira Park Zoo is located in a quiet suburb of Tokyo and it exhibits a variety of adorable critters.

Our hearts are literally bursting at the seems due to these images below:

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This Orange Tabby From Japan Models Beautiful Handmade Kimonos Made By Her Owners

Apelila, a gorgeous orange tabby from Tokyo, Japan, models beautiful handmade kimonos and yukatas made by her owners, Caroline, a web designer, and her mother, Laura. They both love cats so much so they launched a beautiful blog where they feature Apelila as well as cat-shaped eclairs and sweets. Check out their page for more. 

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Japanese Railway Allows Its Passengers To Enjoy The World's First Cat Cafe On a Train While Adopting Kittens

In an effort to raise awareness about stray cats in the area, the Yoro Railway LTD partnered with the Kitten Cafe Sanctuary in Gifu, Japan to create the world's first rolling cat café on a train. As part of the event, passengers traveling between the Ogaki and Ikeno Stations were able to share their commute with a whole bunch of adoptable and adorable kittens who needed homes. 

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A Zoo In Japan Released a Video Of a Lion's Escape Drill And it is As Funny As it is Informative

The Tobe Zoo in Japan shared its procedure for an escaped lion complete with a person in a furry costume. As you will see, the Zoo's resident lions were not so impressed with it. 

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The Story Of How Tama, The Train Station Cat, Became The Patron Goddess Of The Station

This is the story of Tama, the calico cat, who became Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, Wakayama Electric Railway Kishigawa Line, in Wakayama Prefecture, turned legend and Goddess of the station. 

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There's a New Corgis Cafe And The Photos Are More Adorable Than You've Probably Imagine

Now, if that doesn't sound like heaven, we don't know what does. "Corgi in the garden" cafe started when the owner found a litter of adorable corgis and thought 'Well why not share this with the rest of the world?' And he definitely did. Scroll down to enjoy these cute photos. We couldn't stop...

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A New Hotel Offers Themed Rooms Designed By The Owner Of Insta -Famous Shibu Inn, Maru

Maru the shiba inu is described as the most famous shiba in the world. This adorable Japanese breed have become such an attraction to Japanophiles, there's even shiba inu cafes around the country where you can play with these cute dogs for a fee. Considering the amount of shiba inu fans coming to Japan, these themed hotel rooms in Kyoto make perfect sense. The newly open hotel is called Marugott and contains rooms produced by Maru's owner, Shinjiro Ono. We're talking shiba inu beds, shiba inu cushions, shiba inu walls, shiba inu closets, shiba inu everything! Sadly, Maru himself won't be resident in the hotel, but guests should be content with seeing his likeness massively blown up and plastered all over the wall. 

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Photographer Captures Beautiful Every Day Moments Of The Urban Deer In The Streets Of Nara, Japan

The Sika deer In Nara, Japan are not restricted to forests or parks, but rather mingle in the urban center much like humans. Although viewed as a burden sometimes, the deer population is Nara is sacred and protected by law. A Japanese Photograoherr Yoko Ishii, captures the deer in everyday moments across the city, from collectively passing down a major street, to pausing to feed their young below a stoplight.

Ishii was inspired to photograph the ways the animals interact with common city infrastructure after observing a pair of deer paused at an intersection in 2011, and especially loves photographing them while the city is at its most bare. "These picturesque moments when early in the morning the deer can be found standing in the middle of desolate intersections, not bound by man's borders and laws, yet inhabiting a man-made city is fascinating and inspiring," she explains in a statement about her ongoing series, "Beyond The Borders". 

Ishii published a book of her photography titled Dear Deer in 2015, and will be included in this year's Auckland Festival of Photography in New Zealand later on this year. You can see more of her recent work on her website and Facebook.


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These Two Rescue Kittens Have Visited More Than 1,000 Destinations In Japan With Their Owner

With more than 7,000 followers on instagram, the rescue kittens, Daikichi and Fuku-Chan, have been traveling Japan With Their Owner for the last 8 years. Their owner, Nagasawa, documented their adventures on their Purr-fect instagram page and we just love it! It all started in 2011 when Nagasawa had to travel frequently due to his work and decided to take both of them along with him. He even adapted a stroller to fit the needs of his cats during the journey.  

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10 Fun Facts About Maneki Neko, The Fortune Cat

The fortune cat is a lucky talisman that is very popular in Japanese and Chinese cultures. You have probably seen it in the front window or near the cash register of some Asian shops or restaurants. These adorable cat figurines typically hold a gold coin or fish in one hand, while inviting customers and good fortune.  Here are ten facts about this cute lucky cat. 

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The Japanese snow monkey or the Japanese macaque is a symbol of Japanese folklore and a visit there is a must on any trip to Japan. The park was established in 1952 after WWII when the monkeys were going down from the mountain to the farm fields to eat the crops. There wasn't enough food for humans at the time so the city set up this park to attract them to the other side. Video producer John Daub of the series Only in Japan spent a day working at a Park, specifically the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden on the Kyushu Island city Õita, Japan. Daub accompanied the park workers as they travelled up into the mountains and over to the hot springs where these adorable macaques congregate. Daub learns that these native primates are hungry little critters who will travel far into town for food if they miss their dinner. 

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Japanese Artist Turns Stones Into Cute Animals You Can Hold In The Palm Of Your Hand

A Japanese artist who goes by the name of Stone Artist Akie is a name you should remember. 

She makes beautiful art out of small stones: "To me, stones are not simple materials or canvases for painting pictures on. Among all those numerous stones on a river bank, one stone, looking like an animal, catches my eye. When I find a stone, I feel that stone has found me too. Stones have their own intentions, and I consider my encounters with them as cues they give me it's OK to go ahead and paint what I see on them', she told ArtFido. 

Let's take a look at some of her incredible work. We had some hard time picking our favorite. 

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Welcome To The Cutest Place On Earth - The Rabbit Island In Japan

Do you love adorable furry animals? we have found the perfect place for you! 

Located in eastern Hiroshima, Rabbit Island is a small enclave occupied by hundreds of wild rabbits that roam the forests and fields, chasing tourists for food. Japan isn't short of places with mythical tales and extraordinary history, but Rabbit Island is certainly one of the most unusual.Despite the nickname usagi-shima (Rabbit Island), thanks to the hundreds of wild rabbits in the area, the island of Okunoshima in the Seto Inland Sea has a dark history dating back to 1929. The government constructed a large poisonous gas production facility on the island. The facilities were destroyed after the defeat in World War II, but these days urban explorers can visit some abandoned structures. To bring back peace, it is thought that schoolchildren released rabbits onto the island, and over the past 50 years, they have reproduced at a great rate, eventually conquering the island. Join us for a tour on the island. 

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The Cats Island In Japan Created An Awesome Video Inviting Cat Lover Ed Sheeran To Visit

As a cat lover, one of the top reasons to visit Japan is its 11 "Cat Islands" and mainly the specific one that stands out among them - the  Aoshima island. Also known as "Cat Haven Island," this adorable little area features a cat population that outnumbers humans 10 to 1! When they heard that music pop star, Ed Sheeran, loves cats, they decided to invite him to come and visit in the most purr-fect way. Via: Cats on catnip 

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