Why is it that there’s suddenly a craze in Japan for cats that seem to have been snacking on Carb-O-Load Burgers, the Godzilla of pancakes, and deep-fried bacon on a stick? Chubby cats are so trend-matic right now, there’s even a popular childrens’ book starring a character called Fatty Cat.
If you still doubt, check out the fat cat centerfolds from this month’s Neko Seikatsu (Cat Life) magazine!
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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!