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Japanese city introduces cat’s-eye-view map

The city of Onomichi, in Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture, now has a cat street-view map.

A cat admires the cherry blossom in Onomichi.
A cat admires the cherry blossom in Onomichi. Image by gacha223 / CC BY 2.0

The local tourism board has created the cat map, which is much like Google Street View from the viewpoint of a cat, with indicators to show where other cats are located. Tourism officials say they hope to offers visitors a different perspective on the area. Onomichi is known for having a high population of cats. Read more: blogs.wsj.com