• Kyodo


A railway in Wakayama held an event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of a cat’s appointment as “stationmaster,” drawing more than 100 fans of the iconic mascot despite its death over a year ago.

Tama, a female calico cat, was credited with rescuing Wakayama Electric Railway Co. from financial difficulties, as the novelty of a cat stationmaster attracted tourists from across Japan and the world.

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