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bill937ca

 

Judging by the some reactions in Keikyu Cult thread some members of the board are not aware the propensity of Japanese railways to appoint cats and sometimes dogs as stationmasters at minor stations.  It started with Tama a stray cat in 2004. Sadly, Tama passed away in 2015 and received a full funeral.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tama_(cat)

 

 

 

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cteno4

And of course Hachikō.

 

jeff

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gavino200
9 minutes ago, cteno4 said:

And of course Hachikō.

 

jeff

 

Eh, where's the link?? 🤨

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cteno4

Sorry I’ll make you copy and paste it into the browser and you can choose which version of the story you want to read.

 

jeff

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bill937ca
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Video by Whitworth Media

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bill937ca

Cat station manager at Takeda station. Video by Hirokun TV.

 

 

 

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bill937ca
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Sometimes it's a dog is the station ambassador.  JR East Akita Branch has appointed a Tourism Sales Chief at its Aomori Prefecture Ajigasawa Station (Gono Line) - a dog named "Chome"  Video by ToonippoPress.

 

 

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Szdfan

Is this a version of the Japanese love for mascots? What do you think drives this obsession to have a mascot / cute creature associated with everything?

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