Yes, it would appear that all over the world, people are people, and cats are cats. I recently went to the Calico Cat Cafe in Shinjuku with two of my classmates and once again experienced the adrenaline rush of being ignored by dozens of cats as if they were my very own! I have to admit, though (SUCKER!) they were pretty cute while doing it.
Customers are admonished not to pick cats up or disturb them while they’re sleeping, so, uh, going there mid-day was pretty much like going to the cat zoo, since all cats were asleep except for the ones making a beeline for the customers who bought food for them. The free market at work!
Read a novel set in Tokyo
Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!