Monkeys Hired as Station Managers in Japan

If your train station isn’t drawing enough commuters, there’s only one viable option… that’s right, you have to hire a pair of monkeys and give them uniforms.

That’s what Hojo-cho station in Kasai, Japan is doing. We at IJT hope that Nehime and Rakan have a great first day at work. The two monkeys are only temps, though, and were brought in to draw more attention to Hojo Railway Company’s new biodesel-powered train.

Perhaps this would help boost ridership on LA’s oft-ignored subway “system”.

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.

via The Telegraph

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