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Cats and kittens and neko, oh my! Japan’s latest craze is all about our feline friends! Tokyo is bursting with all things cant related! Join us as we explore a bookshop that owes it’s success to cat themed books. Trouble saving money? We’ve discovered a piggybank that’s so adorable you’d rather save than spend. Plus, marshmallow kittens that are too cute to eat… almost! Excited to watch? What’s the matter? Cat got your tongue?
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