Railway names Tama the cat's replacement as stationmaster

National Aug 11, 2015

Railway names Tama the cat's replacement as stationmaster

Wakayama Electric Railway Co., which recently mourned the death of its popular feline "stationmaster," has appointed another cat as her successor, hoping the tradition will continue to attract passengers. The railway, which credited Tama with rescuing it from financial difficulties, issued a letter of appointment ...

Wakayama's popular 'stationmaster' cat Tama, 16, dies

National Jun 25, 2015

Wakayama's popular 'stationmaster' cat Tama, 16, dies

Tama, a cat "stationmaster" of a railway station in Wakayama Prefecture whose immense popularity helped boost the railway's revenues and the local sightseeing industry, died Monday at a local animal hospital aged 16 years and two months, the equivalent of about 80 years in ...