Two Monkeys Appointed StationMasters in Japan

Hojomachi Station in Hyogo prefecture, Japan, has taken the bull by the horns (or something like that), and hired two monkeys as stationmasters in an effort to attract more customers to the floundering railroad line.

Nehime and Rakan, aged seven and three months respectively, started “working” on the Hojo-cho line after they were formally appointed stationmasters and “special city residents” by the local mayor.

The monkeys wear blue uniforms made from traditional local fabrics complete with mini hats, and belong to a local resident who offered the “special services” as a way to generate business.

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