a The Transit Lounge: The Peeves of Pet Culture in Japan

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Friday, February 5

The Peeves of Pet Culture in Japan


This is a feature article I wrote for the latest issue of the Weekender magazine:


It is very interesting to see how animals are generally treated in this country. At a glance it is easy to think they are treated very well. It is obvious a lot of money is spent on pets by way of accessories, fashion and beauty but what does this mean for the animal in all of this?










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