People love cats all over the world, but one country that seems particularly fond of felines is Japan. In case you ever wanted to know why Japan seems to like cats so much, one answer may be that cats are considered good luck symbols.

In comparison, Americans consider four-leaf clovers a good luck symbol, so that proves the Japanese have the right good luck symbol. Japanese cats also tend to have shorter legs because of the way they’re bred. Since the Japanese tend to have less room, smaller cats fit in well with their homes.

In case you ever get a chance, visit Japan and see what Japanese cats are like in person. Chances are good you’ll find Japanese cats just as friendly as cats anywhere else in the world.

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