Nehime, left, and Rakan, who serve as masters at Hojomachi Station on the Hojo Railway line in Hyogo Prefecture Photo: KYODO
OMG! A Japanese train station hired two monkeys, named Nehime and Rakan, and hired them as station masters. Where are the humans?
"The monkeys, aged seven months and three months, were dressed in blue uniforms made from traditional local fabrics complete with mini hats before being formally appointed station masters and “special city residents” by the local mayor.
It is not the first time in Japan that animals have found themselves at the helm of a railway station: Tama, the tortoiseshell cat, is famous in Japan as a longstanding station master of Kishi station in Wakayama prefecture."