There are many different types of animal cafes in Japan and although I definitely do not agree with most of them this cat cafe has cats from local animal shelters. Many seek to raise awareness of cat welfare issues . There was many many strict guidelines to follow when entering so as not to give excessive attention to the cats there . As expected everything was spotless and the cats all looked very well looked after . The cats are also up for possible adoption. Every cat cafe in Japan has to comply with regulations of the Animal Treatment and Protection law.
I guess there is a fine line on how you feel about cat cafes if you are vegan. I think this place provided a relaxing atmosphere for the cats and a lot less stressful than being out in the busy streets of Tokyo. It provides care and companionship to both cats and the people that visit. As many people in Tokyo are not aloud to have pets.