The innovation here isn't necessarily technical, but The Hollywood North Report has the scoop on a great idea for cat lovers. How could a nation this clever have been mired in a decade-long recession?
You then open a sliding door to enter the cafe but before you can go any further, you are instructed to hold out your hands, palms up, while an employee sprays them with disinfectant. You are then directed to the counter to pay in advance. Six hundred yen (about $5) gets you all the cats you can stroke for an hour. A few hundred yen extra gets you a drink to quench your thirst after all of the heavy petting is over.TECHNOLOGY Blog | The Dallas Morning News
After you have removed your shoes, sterilized your hands and paid your money, it's time to get down on your knees and play with the cat of your choice.