Pets, dogs and cats for example, give us emotional comfort which cannot be explained in any language. I have a lovely dog in my home country and I always miss her so much. Currently I don’t have pet in my apartment. There are basically two reasons why I cannot and do not want to have pet in Japan. First, it is very difficult to find pet friendly apartment. Second, my personal belief is that leaving pet alone all day long while I am working is one type of serious abuse.