Some chase blues away in Japan's cat cafés

10:47, May 25, 2010      

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During the economic crisis, the Japanese have their own way to relieve stress, such as the popular cat cafés where customers can drink a cup of coffee and enjoy some play time with a feline friend.

Cat cafés have been on the rise in Japan in recent years. In these cafes, what the customers enjoy isn’t the coffee and other drinks but the communication with cats living in the café.

The customers here are charged by time, 840 yen per hour; if the drink is included, it is 1,050 yen per hour.

Generally, there are two areas in a large cat café. One area is specialized for the customers to drink coffee and there are no cats. The other area is prepared for the cats, and the customers there can play with the cats.

By People's Daily Online

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