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I was watching clips from last night’s Colbert Report and he mentioned Tama the Stationmaster cat, a feline who has apparently boosted the local economy around the the Japanese rural town of Kinokawa to the tune of over $10 million in 2007 by attracting tourists through the previously infrequently used Kishigawa line. I remember reading the story when Tama was “promoted” to stationmaster of the previously unmanned station, but who could have predicted that the simple daughter of a stray cat could rise to such heights? Taro Aso should maybe drop her a line to get her campaigning for the upcoming lower house election to see if she can’t also boost the LDP’s fast-rotting approval rating

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