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These Are The 11 Most Important Cats In Japan Right Now

Japanese cats are so far ahead of what cats are doing in the West. In this dispatch from Tokyo, we are bringing you the cutting edge of the Japanese cat scene.

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TOKYO, Japan — In this country known for its legendary cats, a dynamic new group of felines are casting aside all the established rules and forging their own paths.


But Maru and Shiro are just the most internationally famous members of a thriving scene in Japan, and a new crop of upstarts are building on their legacy. They are scrappy, they are dynamic, and they are not afraid to break the rules. These are the Japanese cats of the future.

These Entitled Young Lordlings

This Cantankerous Old Man

This Tastefully Eye-Browed Fashion Icon

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This Zen-Like Practitioner Of The Ancient Japanese Feline Art Of "Standing Up And Looking Quite Cross"

These Glum But Tolerant Animal Balancers

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This Vigilant, Highly Suspicious Moaner


This Musically Adept Aesthete


This Satisfyingly Rectangular Relaxation Artist



This Overdramatic Exaggerator


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