Recently there was some sad news regarding a beloved Japanese feline — but luckily, it had a silver lining.

Tama the cat was the first official feline stationmaster of the Kishi railroad station in Kinokawa, Japan, and served the station proudly for over nine years before passing away in late June at the ripe old age of 16

Since Tama’s passing, her fans have respectfully observed the required mourning time before appointing a new kitty successor.

Now, however, Wakayama Electric Railway president Mitsunobu Kojima has proudly announced that a new cat stationmaster, named Nitama, will be filling Tama’s rather petite shoes Read more…

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Railroad in Japan hires its second cat stationmaster in 10 years