Translation: 2017-03-21 Entry


ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff


Title: The Doggies

Introductions of the animals looking for foster homes are summarized here. Please, introduce this to your friends and family, and if you could put flyers in stores around your neighborhood we would be very grateful!

We request that you share and spread this as well!


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Occasionally it snows but spring feels just a moment away!


Fukinotou is finally blooming!

[Translator’s note: this is the edible bud of Petasites japonica, an early spring delicacy.]

With each rainfall, it gets warmer and warmer.


It’s been such a nice and sunny day when we take Rika-kun for his walk, to the point that I got tired when we took a breather… I often say the proverb, “In spring one sleeps a sleep that knows no dawn.” Every year I’m so darn sleepy in spring(´д⊂) I have to be careful when driving!



For the first time in a while, I went to the edge of the lake shore. When it gets warmer more people are around Miharu Dam and during the cherry blossom season I worry about walking Rika in a place with the fewest amount of people(^_^;) He would never ever harm someone, but it’s just tough being dragged around by him(^_^;)

Ah, but I can’t wait for the cherry blossoms!



But they’ll be just perfect in about a month. Gotta wait a little longer. It’s a huge event in Miharu Town.

At our shelter we are wishing for a big wave of graduations(^∇^)ノ


Bonus photos from the volunteers(っ*^ ∇^*c)







They’re all such cutiesヾ(o´∀`o)ノ

EVENT: Presentation at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Auditorium

Sixth Anniversary 3.11 Nuclear Disaster
Karpeles Exhibit II

Media Contact:  Kerry O’Connor, 805-482-1745
WHERE: Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Auditorium,
21 W Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, Tel. 805.962-5322
WHEN: Saturday, APRIL 8, 2017  1-4pm

Kerry O’Connor, USA born Tokyo resident and volunteer for Animal Rescue Nyander Guard – in Fukushima, Japan will be here in Santa Barbara April 8th for a follow up to the Exhibit and presentation of March 11th in commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. On 3.11 this year, Kerry was in Fukushima measuring radiation levels and documenting farmlands that are now nuclear wastelands. Among her shocking discoveries, she learned that some areas where the evacuation orders will be lifted at the end of this month are actually higher in radiation than in the exclusion zones.

The community of Santa Barbara is invited to attend this free public exhibit and presentation featuring the work of volunteers of Nyander Guard. Akira Honda, shelter owner and founder, will also be in attendance to give firsthand details of the traumatic animal rescues in the exclusion zones in the aftermath of the nuclear meltdown which forced 170,000 people to be evacuated; and six years later 84,000 residents still cannot return to their homes due to high radiation levels. Kerry’s further accounts of the State of Fukushima will not only be eye opening but also a good reminder of the 31st Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster – April 26 where much of the land there is still abandoned due to high radiation levels.

Disasters like Chernobyl and Fukushima remind the world how dangerous nuclear power is and how they have devastated humans, animals and lands. This is a worldwide problem affecting us all. By raising awareness of the tragedies innocent people and their loved ones continue to endure, we might be able to unite globally and spread the truth that cannot be ignored any longer. For more information contact Kerry O’Connor at 805-482-1745.

Translation: 2017-03-07 Entry


ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff


Title: Doll Festival✿

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Nickname: Nate-chan (Her profile can also be found here.)




Sex: Female

Age: 10 months

Rescue Details: She was born in a place where many animals were being raised. Her sisters were barely skin and bones, so we took them in. When they arrived at the shelter they passed away. The person that was feeding her left her as she was suffering from a cold, so Nate was also in a terrible condition. Now she is much better.

Traits and Personality:  A beauty that’s white everywhere but the bridge of her nose☆ Nate

Nate-chan is a cutie that’s white everywhere but the bridge of her nose and around her bottom and tail♪ Her uncommon features make her such a beauty(●^o^●)

She has tomboyish rascal streaks and absolutely loves to play\(^o^)/ At the time of her rescue she was very cautious, but thanks to all the love of the staff, she’s become such a good girl. She won’t go to just anyone, but if she becomes used to you, she quickly turns into a clingy little lovey-dovey one! Love works on all cats! If you can give her tons of continual love, she’ll definitely open up her heart to you!

When paired with other cats, one that won’t yield to her strong-willed personality will do fine, but gentler types might be taken aback by her(ノ_<)

Where is Nate’s soulmate? We’re waiting for your application(*^_^*)


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Nickname: Nin-chan (Her profile can also be found here.)


Sex: Female

Age: 1 and a half

Rescue details: A cat that was being fed outside of a house in Aizu gave birth to a littler of kittens. They couldn’t be left there due to neighborhood complaints. The mother cat was an AIDS carrier but the kittens are non-carriers, so we started looking for foster homes. We think the mother is Roko-chan.

Traits and Personality: A patched tabby cutie with big round eyes! Nin

She has a round fluffy face with big round eyes as well♪ Nin-chan also has the beautiful reddish color of a torbie (tortoiseshell and tabby) which makes her a rare patched tabby☆ Isn’t her face just the cutest☆ And her personality will make your heart thump!

She absolutely loves humans, but she’s also very reserved❤ She’s like a little stalker, always following people around (lol) All of a sudden you’ll notice her next to you(〃▽〃) When she wants your attention she’ll give a squeaky meow, and she loves sitting on laps❤

She’s a bit of a scaredy-cat sometimes, so she doesn’t like sudden movements or big gesturing but as long as you go her pace to get close she’ll show you her true lovey-dovey side soon enough♪ She absolutely ❤LOVES❤ Muro-kun, who is listed below. If possible, we would be so happy if you could raise them together!

Additionally, because she’ll likely be scared of little human ones we think she’s the perfect companion for a home with adults only☆

We want this super duper cutie Nin-chan to find her fated family!


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Nickname: Muro-kun (His profile can also be found here.)



Sex: Male

Age: 1 and a half

Rescue Details: On the top of the Nyander Guard shelter’s dog kennel a neighborhood cat gave birth to a littler of kittens. (5 siblings.) It took some time for them to become used to humans.

Traits and Personality: A handsome ginger tabby boy☆ Muro

He’s got a small face and a slim body, and his features are so handsome! Muro-kun is an energetic 1 and a half year old boy. Muro-kun’s mother and siblings are also very good looking cats! It must be good genes (lol)♪ Muro is one of 5 siblings and by far has the most confident character☆ He goes by the beat of his own drum, and when he wants love he changes into a clingy kitty(=∀=)

He loves the above-mentioned Nin-chan, and every day we see them so ❤LOVEY❤ and cuddly. Nin-chan got his love by vehemently trying to appeal to him♪ As written above, we are really hoping that the two of them can be raised together!!(〃ノωノ) By the way, there’s a possibility that he won’t be able to get along with any other cats aside from Nin-chan, so we’re really hoping that those of you that are dead-set on Muro take Nin-chan as well! We’re so persistent(/∀\*)

If you’re Muro-kun’s soulmate, then bring your soul here❤


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To contact us, please use our mail form at the Nyander Guard @ Fukushima blog.

Before making a request, please read this, and then apply if you agree to protect these rules.

To save time, please gather the following information if you are interested in becoming a foster parent:

◆The name of the cat you are requesting
◆The area you live in
◆Your name, age, and sex
◆The configuration of your family

Additionally, you can send an email to Shirota at★ (change ★ to @) or you can call us at 080-6916-7294.

We are waiting for your applications!


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This is a bit of an older story, but we had a consultation about Nihonmatsu’s Adachi roadside station. We set our destination and went with enthusiasm to do a rescue(^_^;) But as soon as we realized that they had only just given birth, we realized that we couldn’t do a rescue for a little while… Darn. If only they had consulted with us sooner.

Not only did they give birth, but we have to let the mother care for the kittens for a while… but we think we can take in the kittens. And then we have to rescue them… We haven’t decided the destination of the kittens, but… We’ve been trying to reduce the number of cats in our care…

From now on, this is the season where we have lots of consultations, but there will definitely be times where we have to close our eyes and pretend to ignore them… But we want to do what we can.

During those times, can we call on you all for help? It seems like we’ve got plenty of hard days ahead of us(T_T)


Well, every time we come back from the hospital we stop at Adachi roadside station to buy vegetables and I took a peek at the Japanese paper corner!





Because it was close to the Doll Festival, they had decorated with hanging dolls.





The person that consulted with us this time works at this shop(^_^;)

It’s unavoidable that cats gather at roadside stations, and even domesticated cats come because customers tend to feed them. We really have to close in on our TNR activities. We will let you know of any more developments about the kittens. And we will continue to take in your consultations while considering the state of our shelter as well.

Thank you very much!


They were only at the shelter for 2 days because they were snatched up in no time at all, but the Miniature Dachshund Karua-kun graduated♪


Karua-kun was a doggie being raised in temporary housing after this disaster but because his owner had to be hospitalized, he could no longer be kept. They had a consultation with our organization.



He’s such a good boy who loves both humans and dogs♪

Now he’s living in a foster home in Tokyo with a wonderful family. To the volunteers that hurried to put this sudden notice on the internet, and the volunteers that did the home visit and the volunteers that transported him: because of your help, he was able to find happiness in no time at all. Thank you so much!

So, let’s hope he gets along well with his new pet siblings(*≧∪≦)

Translation: 2017-03-06 Entry


ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff


Title: Namie’s Discussion…

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Nickname: Yuria (Her profile can also be found here.)



Sex: Female

Age: 3 and a half

Rescue Details: She came from a care center at Asahikawa. Coincidentally, she was brought in while our organization was having a photo exhibit in Hokkaidou.

The other day her sister Reia graduated.

Traits and Personality: Her reserved nature will strike your heart! Yuria, the black cat beauty.

Her hair is a gorgeous silky black and she has a dignified slender shape. Yuria’s yellow eyes on her small face leave such an impression. She is a 3 year old cute little girl.

She has a shy personality, and she can be a scaredy-cat when she’s not used to someone
and might hide but like all other cats, love always works! If you keep giving her love and affection, Yuria-chan will always know your heart!

If you cuddle up to her heart at a slow and steady pace Yuria-chan will start to think, “Hmm, humans are nice, aren’t they♪” We hope from the depths of our hearts that she might find a family.

We have a few tricks up our sleeve for getting her used to new people so if you’re anxious about that, don’t hesitate to contact us^^


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Nickname: Sumire (Her profile can also be found here.)




Sex: Female

Age: 3 and a half

Rescue Details: At Miharu Dam, her parent(s) were chased off by a dog, leaving her abandoned. The ones left behind were too young to feed themselves, so the volunteers rescued them. We gave all of the sisters flower names.

The staff did their best to provide milk for them. Most of the sisters had swollen lymph nodes so we had them examined and it was determined that they had malignant lymphoma. We immediately commenced anti-cancer treatment but sisters Fuyou and Dahlia did not improve and went to heaven. Sumire hung in there with her treatment and no longer shows symptoms. Currently she lives a calm, gentle life.

Traits and Personality: A slender beauty who loves people☆ She also loves to play! Sumire

A distinct tabby with a beautiful, slender body. Her huge eyes and sharp features leave a great impression♪

She’s still a young 3 year old with lots of energy☆ She’s a little one that loves to play(^^) If you shake a cat toy for just a moment, her big eyes glitter and she comes to play. She’s perfect for people that want a kitty to play with♪

We’ve poured a lot of love into her at the shelter from a young age, so she’s extraordinarily friendly toward humans! She has no fear of strangers(^^) When guests come by she greets them with hospitality by rubbing all over them♪

When Sumire-chan is in an environment with other cats she sometimes sprays to mark her space so we are requesting that she is adopted by a family that can raise her alone. This adorable Sumire is looking for a family that will be devoted to only her and we’re searching to find her soulmates(^^)

*Sumire-chan’s sisters passed away from lymphoma. She didn’t have lymphoma but just to be sure, we took preventative measures and had her undergo anti-cancer treatment. Currently, she has no issues with swollen lymph nodes and is full of health and vigor. If you’re worried, we can give you a detailed explanation so please don’t hesitate to contact us(^^)


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Nickname: Kanna (Her profile can also be found here.)




Sex: Female

Age: 2 and a half

Rescue Details: She was found near Katsurao Village. A little boy found and rescued her when she appeared on the road.

Traits and Personality: She loves people! This clingy little sweetheart calico☆ Kanna

The pattern on her face is so cute! Kanna-chan is a level of clingy and sweet that we rarely ever see! She’s such a cute little kitty that loooooves humans☆

・If she sees an open lap she’ll run and take it over (lol)!
・She’s a sweetie that’ll rub her face all over you and give little kisses
・She loves hugs and will purr like a maniac!

Seriously, if you meet her just once you’ll definitely be done in by her charms!

I want to be loved by a cat! I want to be snuggled all the time by a cat! I wanna live a lovey-dovey life with a little sweetheart!

If you feel that way, she’s the perfect match for you☆

Kanna-chan will wholeheartedly love her owner so we are requesting that she is adopted by a family that can raise her alone. We also think she’ll get along with little humans very quickly as well, so homes with children are fine^^

Definitely come to the shelter and fall for Kanna-chan’s charms♪ We’re hoping for a fateful encounter for our sweetie-pie Kanna-chan!

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To contact us, please use our mail form at the Nyander Guard @ Fukushima blog.

Before making a request, please read this, and then apply if you agree to protect these rules.

To save time, please gather the following information if you are interested in becoming a foster parent:

◆The name of the cat you are requesting
◆The area you live in
◆Your name, age, and sex
◆The configuration of your family

Additionally, you can send an email to Shirota at★ (change ★ to @) or you can call us at 080-6916-7294.

We are waiting for your applications!


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The other day, when we went to do activities in the evacuation zones we went to a place that we had a consultation about.

Namie Town has been made prosperous due to news reports. The person we consulted with was a garbage disposal employee sent to a demolished building in Namie. We knew the name of this place, which was the job site of a transport service. There is a place where garbage is sorted after being taken from homes near the seaward side of Namie Town and you can also see an institution where they incinerate the garbage closer to the sea.

A man from Iwate that goes there for work started feeding the cats that gathered there and there were two that were really used to humans. In the spring there was a chance that that location would be transferred to another merchant, and he didn’t know if the next set of workers would care for the cats, so he came in for a consultation.


The workers were all sweet on the cats there and would gather up food for cats that came out after demolitions(^_^;) They even made beds and a warm place to stay for them. I even became attached to those two girls immediately and I’m told one of them gave birth in the beginning of autumn.

The little ones that were born suddenly disappeared and they don’t know whatever became of them. There are 2 others in this place, making 4 total. We said that we wouldn’t be able to rescue them at this time but that we would take them with us to the shelter and think over what we could possibly do. First things first, we need to spay and neuter the ones gathered here by mid-month.

By the end of this month, there’s a possibility that these little ones will lose their makeshift home. We would like to solicit help in finding a foster home or temporary custody.




We have a request! Do you think you could help us out?

We think that these little ones are the descendants of cats that could live longer lives after being fed by volunteers. *It’s not too far from our organization’s feeding point.

Could we ask for your cooperation to help extend the lives of these souls in Namie Town?


On this day, while doing activities in the evacuation zone, we did feeding in Namie for the first time in a long while. Usually we’re always depending on our volunteers, but when nobody is able to go, we are supposed to make great efforts to go urgently. Please let us know if you have any information.



In Hama-Doori, the plum trees are blossoming. Actually, they’re at the last stage✿ Just as expected in this warm area!


These kinds of places where radioactive materials are dumped have grown here and there.

I don’t think the residents here will be able to return in April with things in this shape… (There was news lately that people could go home soon.) The scenery as we pass through the town looks beautiful at first glance but it doesn’t look quite yet like a place where people can live. The mayor of Namie Town has said that extending the date any further will break the residents’ hearts.

Of course. The people who want to go home want to go back more than anything. It’s like medicine that’s good for their hearts and bodies.

This is a place where we went in chased by the police when we were doing secret rescue activities right after the disaster…(^_^;)


I have so many memories.

Animals that ate our feeding stands for no reason w(゚o゚)w


I saw the various problem points in Namie, and hope they can be worked out from now!


TNR in Namie Town continues on, and I think it’s wonderful that activities have helped save existing cats while restricting the increase of the number of cats. But it’s emotionally very worrisome that the cats that have survived here for 6 years after the disaster are just left out in this environment. So we want to find a home one day sooner for them!


The current situation at the shelter makes it impossible to make these ideal wishes a reality. There are so many little ones that lose their makeshift homes in Katsurao Village just like Namie Town. The volunteers working here are in quite a dilemma. All we can do is sigh about powerless we are.

We are able to continue our activities with your cooperation but it is still sometimes really painful to realize how little power we have.

Translation: 2017-03-05 Entry


ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff


Title: ❤Introducing the Cats Looking for a Foster Home❤ Please share and distribute m(__)m

They are also introduced on the proprietor’s blog, so please read there as well.

Currently, our battle plan for continuing Nyander Guard and Animal Guard is to increase our efforts to find homes for dogs and cats in both shelters and lower the number of animals in our care. We have devised a plan to decrease our expenditures and revamp our management into a more reasonable state.

We would like to request that you share and spread this information on many levels in order to increase our efforts to find foster homes.

More information is available here on the proprietor’s blog.

Our regular shelter diary will continue after this(*^_^*)

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Nickname: Fanny-chan (Her profile can also be found here.)



Sex: Female

Age: 3 and a half

Rescue Details: In front of Mougi station, at an area where many animals were being raised. She was too small at the time for TNR so we rescued her.

Traits and Personality: Distinctly bi-color cute little girl☆ Nickname: Fanny

Her distinct black and white bi-color fur has an excellent proportion. Fanny-chan has such big, cute eyes♪ Her asymmetric pattern adds to her style☆

When you’re in the room with Fanny-chan she’ll cutely come up to you and beg to be pet^ ^We tried hard to pamper her at the shelter, and now she’s a little princess♪

She’s still young at only 3 years old, and she definitely loves to play! She also gets along with the other cats at the shelter so we’ll be sure to get along with cats already living in your home^ ^

Please contact us if you’re a family that could come to love our dear Fanny-chan♪


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Nickname: Top-chan (Her profile can also be found here.)




Sex: Female

Age: 3 and a half

Rescue Details: In front of Mougi station, at an area where many animals were being raised. She was too small at the time for TNR so we rescued her.

Traits and Personality: A silky furred gray and white beautiful girl☆ Nickname: Top

She has glossy fur and a rare gray and white pattern. Top-chan is such a cute, traditional beauty☆ She’s a little girl with such energy, and she loves to play♪ So she’s perfect for families that want to have a cat to play with^ ^

She’s a little bit of a scaredy-cat, so at first she can be shy toward humans but soon enough she’ll be purring and rubbing her head all over you♪ The joy of having a cat slowly open their heart to you is an exceptional thing(^^)We are waiting for a family to come along that can slowly warm up to her and watch over her for a long time☆ She gets along well with other cats, so homes with cats already living there are okay!

If you also adopt her sister Fanny-chan, you’ll get to see her being lovey-dovey all the time♪

We are looking for this beauty Fanny-chan to find a lovely family!


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Nickname: Eva-chan (Her profile can also be found here.)



Sex: Female

Age: 2 and a half

Rescue Details: Got lost in a barn on the ground of a company in Kooriyama City. And employee brought her in.

Traits and Personality: Black and white mask-and-mantle cat with a unique nose pattern☆ Nickname: Eva-chan

Eva-chan loves to play and loves rubbing her head all over for pat-pats♪ She’s a little bit of a scaredy-cat, but once she trusts you completely she’ll make a big change! She’ll definitely become a happy, clingy cat(๑≧౪≦)

She’s not quite suited for first-time cat owners, but people that can thoroughly care for her will definitely invite happiness into their lives!

Are you Eva-chan’s soulmate? We are looking for a foster home for her!


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To contact us, please use our mail form at the Nyander Guard @ Fukushima blog.

Before making a request, please read this, and then apply if you agree to protect these rules.

To save time, please gather the following information if you are interested in becoming a foster parent:

◆The name of the cat you are requesting
◆The area you live in
◆Your name, age, and sex
◆The configuration of your family

Additionally, you can send an email to Shirota at★ (change ★ to @) or you can call us at 080-6916-7294.

We are waiting for your applications!


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Spring is approaching!


This is a plum blossom bud.

Miharu Town got its name because three springs come all at once: cherry, peach, and plum blossoms arrive at the same time.

[Translator’s note: the characters that make up Miharu are three and spring.]

To be honest, the plum trees bloom a little earlier. But in my hometown plums bloom in January, so compared to that it seems a little late.

Every day I take a walk I’m impatiently waiting for the plums trees to bloom. I love this kind of life.

The daffodils are still like this.


My walking partner was Koro-kun.



When we approach a certain point, he suddenly changes into such a well-trained boy! Snack time♪ Snack time♪ Snack time♪ As I sing this, he’s walking just three steps behind.


I felt so cheery when I took Rika to Miharu Dam and felt that spring was here


but the cherry blossom buds are still hard.

I was told that this year’s forecast for blooming is April 8th. Miharu’s Takizakura should bloom around April 13th. Hopefully this will help with everyone’s planned outings(●^o^●) Although it gets a little difficult when there are a lot of people in the park we always pass through near the dam(^_^;)

Right now the scenery is like this:




I can’t help but be excited to see the row of cherry blossom trees dyed pink.

I’d be happy if you said hello if you see me being dragged along by dogs when you’re out and about(^∇^)



Translation: 2017-03-04 Entry


ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff


Title: While We Were Delivering!

The other day, while we were delivering Tora-kun to Minamiaizu’s Shimogou Town…


We also brought Shuwa and walked along the shoreline of Lake Inawashiro♪

In consideration of the shortage of manpower at the shelter, we wanted to lessen the burden even just a little bit. We just thought this was a chance to do so by walking Shuwa(*^_^*)


Shuwa-kun loves cars so he’s really suited for outings. He’s still so energetic even though he’s elderly! From now on I’d like to take him to plenty of places(●^o^●)


On this day we also took Isshan along on their day off♪


In Fukushima Prefecture, in the direction of Niigata from Iwaki there’s a national road called route 49 that we decided to use instead of the highway.

From Bandai-Atami to the mountains of Inawashiro we thought there would be tons of slopes and curves… But it was surprisingly easy to pass through! Now that we know, we’ll use this road from now on.

It was my first time to go to the shores of Inawashiro Lake! I saw for my eyes just how big Inawashiro Lake is.



Usually on the way to Aizu, Bandai Mountain plays hide and seek with us but the skies were clear and the weather was perfect! It was gorgeous!


It takes about an hour and a half to get to Shimogou. We got there pretty quick this time.

We were making our delivery in a place that gets a huge amount of snowfall but luckily there wasn’t any snow and we could pass through safely(*^_^*)


On the way back we stopped by Tsuruga Castle!



I’ve always wanted to go to Tsuruga Castle after seeing it on NHK’s long-running historical drama “Yae no Sakura”

[Translator’s note: NHK is Japan’s national broadcasting channel.]

Incidentally, a couple years ago a foster parent went there and even got to explore inside. Compared to other castles, the display inside is fantastic and I recommend everyone to go there.


The restoration of the castle is also wonderful, compared to others. It’s a sight-seeing area that we’d like overseas visitors to come to as well(*^_^*)




Shuwa was absolutely satisfied with the course we walked♪

It was my first time seeing Tsuruga Castle in the snow, and I’m glad I could come with Isshan♪

Honestly, spending your day off this way, going around doing foster parent related work really doesn’t feel like a day off but I felt refreshed from feeling like we had a little outing. I can work hard again!



The severe situation of the shelter still hasn’t changed and

I truly feel sorry always asking you all for help but

right now I can place my feet firmly in the ground and fight on, so please give us your support! Thank you!

Translation: 2017-03-03 Entry


ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff


Title: The Vagabond Torajirou Found Happiness

The vagabond Torajirou, who I introduced before, has found happiness♪



Torajirou was rescued in Tamura City at Tokiwa Town’s Kamida Hot Spring. And crazily enough! Is still connected to hot springs.

There is a hot spring village called Yunogami in Minamiaizu’s Shimogou Town. He became the pet of the bed and breakfast Inariya(●^o^●)


The man who requested him just absolutely loves cats. It is so cute when his manly face shows that he is gaga for a cat(〃▽〃)


It seems that our clingy Torajirou was playing hide and seek for a while after arriving but by night he was already getting used to things. It seems he especially loves the son and is always snuggled up to him.


Torajirou may be able to go to a bed and breakfast one day and he can be doted on by all the customers.

A cat at a hot spring… how perfect(〃ノωノ)


The Inariya bed and breakfast has a wonderful atmosphere so to those of you that visit Ouchi-juku, definitely stay at Inariya(*^_^*)


Graduation ceremony♪


The happiness continues on! There are so many things to be happy about((∩^Д^∩)) So let’s fight on to keep it going!

Translation: 2017-03-02 Entry


ORIGINAL AUTHOR: Nyander Guard Staff


Title: Today Was the First Animal Handling Training

We’re coming to Sukagawa.

In the morning we will go to Shirakawa’s Stray Cat Hospital Puchi V to hand over a cat for surgery, and then we will go straight to Sukagawa’s Prefectural Health Care Center, and from the afternoon we’ll have the First Animal Handling Training. It lasts until evening. We will then return to Shirakawa, pick up the cat, and then head out to Yabuki Town.

I won’t be able to write a blog entry like I promised, so sorry for this kind of content(^-^;

Yesterday we had a discussion with someone, and we took a doggie set to graduate along with us to the Prefectural Health Care Center to pick up a cat that was scheduled to be euthanized.
*Currently, the number of cats in our care has decreased, but in situations where we can’t keep them in the shelter we try to do something to save their lives like deciding where to send them before rescuing them.

Every day we’re clattering along, hanging in there due to your support.

Thank you very much!


I think I’ll write about Torajirou tomorrow(*^^*)


Anyway, off to training!

EVENT: 3.11 6th Anniversary Nuclear Disaster Event

Facebook Event Page:

Saturday, March 11 at 1 PM – 4 PM

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
21 W Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, California 93101

“6 Years After Fukushima Daiichi’s Nuclear Disaster: Survival & Rescue Work in Japan Continue Unabated” by Kerry Anne O’Connor, California native, Tokyo Resident.

“The Fukushima accident has shown that people cannot coexist with nuclear power. I believe the only way to preserve human life is to completely turn away from nuclear power.” —Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese Nobel Prize-winning Novelist.

Saturday, March 11, 2017, marks the 6th anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear meltdown. To commemorate this day, the community of Santa Barbara is invited to attend a free public exhibit and presentation at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Auditorium, 1-4pm, Saturday, 3.11.17 featuring the work of Animal Rescue Nyander Guard – in Fukushima — learn first hand about those affected by this disaster and how to get involved. (Photos courtesy of Yuko Takinosawa Araki)

INTERVIEW: Saving Fukushima’s Abandoned Pets – Kerry Anne O’Connor

Nuclear Hotseat Podcast:

Kerry Anne O’Connor works with Nyander Guard Animal Rescue, which went into the Fukushima exclusion zone and rescued 760 animals after the March 11, 2011 meltdown of the three nuclear reactors.  She also runs her own charity, Anywhere Foot Baths, which provides comforting foot baths and hand massages for those who were evacuated after the triple meltdown and still live in “temporary” housing six years later.