Nitama the Cat Is Tama’s Successor

The torch cat hat has been passed:

Wakayama Electric Railway Co. recently said goodbye to their beloved Tama, the adorable calico cat who served as stationmaster of Kishi Station in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan since 2007.

Now after a wait of 50 days, they issued a letter of appoinemnet for Nitama (Tama II), a 5 year-old calico, to become Kishi’s new stationmaster.

As Nitama officially took over the position, Tama was posthumously promoted to “Distinct Eternal Stationmater.”