A cat named Tama is a stationmaster at a railway station in Japan. Her primary duty is to greet passengers, a job which pays her in cat food. During her tenure ridership has increased 10%, leading her to be promoted to super-station master in 2008.
Tama was appointed stationmaster at the Kishi Railway Station in Japan in 2007. Wearing her custom-made stationmaster’s cap, Tama quietly sat at the ticket gate welcoming and seeing off passengers. She quickly attracted tourists and became world-famous, contributing to the railway company and local economy.