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  1. Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.

  2. Cats, Dogs, and Cyborgs: Transcending the Human-Animal Divide in Contemporary Japanese Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: Tyran Clement Grillo

    Cats, Dogs, and Cyborgs: Transcending the Human-Animal Divide in Contemporary Japanese Literature blurs the binary between humans and non-humans, as represented in the torrent of relevant literature that has saturated Japan’s popular markets since the archipelago underwent a so-called...

  3. Speaking to Animals: Japan and the Welfare of Companion Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Cassandra Atherton, Glenn Moore

    This paper examines the phenomenal popularity of companion animals in Japan, and the way many of these pets are treated as part of the owner’s family. Indeed, some pets are treated as if they are human children. This pet phenomenon was made possible because the Japanese developed a way of...

  4. Problems of the Pets Industry in Japan | Mari Quintana | TEDxDoshishaU

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    | Contributor(s):: Mari Quintana

  5. Cross-modal perception of human emotion in domestic horses (Equus caballus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Nakamura, K., Takimoto-Inose, A., Hasegawa, T.

  6. Pet Ownership and Children's Emotional Expression: Propensity Score-Matched Analysis of Longitudinal Data from Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Sato, R., Fujiwara, T., Kino, S., Nawa, N., Kawachi, I.

  7. The Use of Service Dogs for People With Physical Disabilities in Japan in Accordance With the Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons

    | Contributor(s):: Takayanagi, T., Yamamoto, M.

  8. How Japanese companion dog and cat owners' degree of attachment relates to the attribution of emotions to their animals

    | Contributor(s):: Su, B., Koda, N., Martens, P.

  9. Human Animal Interaction:Optimizing HAI Costs & Benefits: Study of Expert Opinion in Japan & Rest of World

    | Contributor(s):: TR Zengage

  10. Humane education: the effects of animals in the classroom on children's empathy in Japanese elementary schools

    | Contributor(s):: Mika Maruyama, Dalton Miller-Jones (adviser)

    Although humane education, promoting children's kindness toward animals, has been evaluated as a factor influencing children's kindness toward humans later in their life, the effect of a classroom pet hasn't been well studied. The current study investigated the influence of...

  11. Comparing the Effect of Animal-Rearing Education in Japan with Conventional Animal-Assisted Education

    | Contributor(s):: Yuka Nakajima

    An increasing number of teachers are introducing animals into their class so that pupils foster cognitive, physiological, and social skills through their interaction with animals. Along with such an educational style termed animal-assisted education (AAE), Japanese formal education has also...

  12. Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe

    Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to Japanese, few practical studies have been conducted on keeping goats in schools. This study...

  13. Relationship between the stockperson's attitudes and dairy productivity in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M., Ortega, M., Anderson, T. J., Fukasawa, M., Kawahata, M., Higashiyama, Y., Komatsu, T.

  14. Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.

    | Contributor(s):: Maho Cavalier

    Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese animal rescue shelter. Thus, this research was undertaken to explore attitudes of shelter staff in Japan....

  15. The bear as barometer: the Japanese response to human-bear conflict

    | Contributor(s):: Catherine Heather Knight

    The Asiatic black bear, or 'moon bear', has inhabited Japan since pre-historic times, and is the largest animal to have roamed Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu since mega-fauna became extinct on the Japanese archipelago after the last glacial period. Despite this, the bear features only rarely...

  16. Animal Lovers, Bridge-Builders, and Supervising Watchdogs: Framing and Civil Society Construction by Japanese Pro-Animal Organizations in the Kansai and Tokyo Areas

    | Contributor(s):: Pilvi Ahonen

    Unlike their counterparts in Europe and America, the citizen organizations acting for the well-being of animals in Japan have not received scholarly attention. In this research, I explore the activities of twelve Japanese pro-animal organizations in Tokyo and Kansai area from the...

  17. Legal Culture Relating to Animals: A Comparison Between Japan and Europe

    | Contributor(s):: Hitoshi Aoki

    This paper is a translated English version of Hitoshi Aoki's "Legal Culture on Animals - from the Viewpoint of Japan and Europe Comparison", which was brought up in "Quarterly Tohoku Studies No. 9 (Fall 2006)".

  18. Waiting for Wolves in Japan: An Anthropological Study of People-Wildlife Relations

    | Contributor(s):: John Knight

  19. A survey of veterinarians' attitudes toward euthanasia of companion animals in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Sugita, H., Irimajiri, M.

    This study investigated veterinarians' attitudes toward euthanasia of companion animals in Japan. A nationwide survey was conducted with 932 veterinarians in small animal practices. It examined the number of times they administered euthanasia, their moral criteria for choosing euthanasia for...

  20. Relationship between spatial distribution of sika deer-train collisions and sika deer movement in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Soga, Akinao, Hamasaki, Shin-ichiro, Yokoyama, Noriko, Sakai, Toshiyuki, Kaji, Koichi