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Eat Your Kimchi goes to a cat show!
Eat Your Kimchi

29 Feb 2016 - 9:56 PM  UPDATED 29 Feb 2016 - 9:56 PM

Only in Japan:

  • A ational cat day since 1987 – held on the 22nd of February (22/2 = 222 = ninini = nyan nyan nyan: the sound cats make) 
  • Cats are so much loved in Japan there is a whole economy – nekonomics (neko is “cat” in Japanese)
  • Cat cafes – different demographic than typical cat cafes in other countries. 
  • “neko danchi” – concept describing a single, young male who owns a cat 
  • Famous cats in Japan
  • Cat video game Neko Atsume
  • Womens’ magazine had a special cat edition and sold out immediately
  • Cat island – was low on cat food and tweeted for help from people to send food – got so many donations that they had to tweet again saying they had no more room in storage

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SBS PopAsia is streaming live 24/7 on digital radio. Catch Eat Your Kimchi's radio show at 8pm (AEST) every Monday.