Japan goes dog crazy

dachshunds in japanAll the Dachshunds in Japan by Clare Storry

The Independent reports:

The dog industry is booming in Japan. The economy may be sluggish but that has failed to dent an expanding pet industry worth more than a trillion yen (£4.7bn) a year. The number of dogs has doubled to more than 13 million in the past decade – there are actually fewer children under 12 in Japan.