From Pet Shop to Family – Kokuto’s Story – A Shiba’s Tale Happy Birthday to my dear Shiba, Kokuto! You’re 5 years old! To celebrate our five years together and all the changes a marriage and baby has brought us, I want to share this Shiba’s tale of how I got to be his human and he my furry companion.
Owning a Dog in Japan – A Guide to Welcoming Your New Best Friend So you’ve settled in nicely in Japan and want a bit of companionship, but not necessarily looking for a romantic relationship. Have you considered sharing your life with a dog? Please keep in mind that owning a dog is a lifetime commitment that requires money, time, and patience. If you think you’ve got what it takes or are simply curious about owning a dog in Japan, read on.
Rabies Vaccine for Kokuto Japan is one of the few regions in the world, along with Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Hawaii, and Guam, which can claim to be free of rabies. To keep Japan rabies-free, two ministries, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) work together to make sure that the Rabies Prevention Law is upheld and that Japan remains rabies-free.