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Becoming the choice of dog lovers will help improve Yokohama’s brand value.

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A Yokohama official. Yokohama is the leader of all 20 ordinance-designated major cities of Japan not just in the human population size but also in the number of registered pet dogs.

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It would be great if dogs were required to be registered,and monitored for their wellbeing.

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It would be great if dogs were required to be registered

They are.

and monitored for their wellbeing.

That strikes me as unfeasible. There's about 7 million registered dogs in Japan.

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That moment when you realize that Japanese people love having pets way more than they love having children...

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