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Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby ZelosPower » Fri 11.21.2008 6:01 pm

Ok, my question seems stupid but can you have cats and dogs in japan?
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 11.21.2008 6:41 pm

Of course. Japan is very much a pet culture and many people have cats, dogs, hamsters etc. For a foreigner moving to Japan however, the cost of purchasing a pet and the lack of rental housing which is pet-friendly may be prohibitive.
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby Mukade » Sat 11.22.2008 9:42 am

Can you have pets in Japan?

Well, I've seen dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, crabs, parrots, turtles, beetles, crickets, songbirds, chinchillas, owls, snakes, mice, spider monkeys, raccoons and the like for sale at my local pet shop.

So, yeah, I guess my answer to your question is:

Yes.
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby two_heads_talking » Sat 11.22.2008 10:15 am

I think you can only have cats and dogs, if you plan on eating them.. :mrgreen: :wink:
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby ZelosPower » Mon 11.24.2008 12:51 pm

WHAT! Isnt it illegal to eat these animals? WTF
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 11.24.2008 2:39 pm

ZelosPower wrote:WHAT! Isnt it illegal to eat these animals? WTF


Actually, I was kidding.. lol As far as I was able to tell, there is no cat or dog on any menu.. now Korea and china and a few other countries, well, that's a completely different matter altogether. :mrgreen:
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby chikara » Mon 11.24.2008 8:42 pm

ZelosPower wrote:Ok, my question seems stupid but can you have cats and dogs in japan?

Yes, and they have this special breed of poodle that looks like a sheep :D
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 11.24.2008 10:38 pm

chikara wrote:Yes, and they have this special breed of poodle that looks like a sheep :D


That is the most awesome thing in all of creation.

Maybe I can convince my wife to get a sheep instead of a dog. ;)
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby Infidel » Mon 11.24.2008 10:54 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
chikara wrote:Yes, and they have this special breed of poodle that looks like a sheep :D


That is the most awesome thing in all of creation.

Maybe I can convince my wife to get a sheep instead of a dog. ;)


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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby keatonatron » Mon 11.24.2008 11:24 pm

I once saw a woman walking a pig, on a leash, through downtown Yokohama.

It was pretty big, too :shock:
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby furrykef » Tue 11.25.2008 1:03 am

"That's not a pig, that's my husband!"
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby chikara » Tue 11.25.2008 1:16 am

keatonatron wrote:I once saw a woman walking a pig, on a leash, through downtown Yokohama.

It was pretty big, too :shock:

Pot belly pigs have become a bit of a dog substitute here but they are rather small as far as pigs go.
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby becki_kanou » Tue 11.25.2008 1:19 am

keatonatron wrote:I once saw a woman walking a pig, on a leash...


furrykef wrote:That's not a pig, that's my husband!


:shock: Ooh...kinky.
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby furrykef » Tue 11.25.2008 3:53 am

Hey, some guys need to be kept on a leash.
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Re: Can you have animals in Japan?

Postby Dustin » Tue 11.25.2008 3:54 am

furrykef wrote:Hey, some guys need to be kept on a leash.

:lol:
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