Tama (???, April 29, 1999 ? June 22, 2015) was a female calico cat who gained fame for being a station master and operating officer at Kishi Station on the Kishigawa Line in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan.
In January 2008, Tama was promoted to "super station master" in a ceremony attended by the president of the company and the mayor; as a result of her promotion, she was "the only female in a managerial position" in the company. Her new position had an "office" ? a converted ticket booth containing a litter box. In January 2010, railway officials promoted Tama to the post of "Operating Officer" in recognition of her contribution to expanding the customer base. Tama maintained the station master's job while taking over the new job, and was the first cat to become an executive of a railroad corporation.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/16/holographic-wife-ministers-japans-single-men/ (watch the video that goes with the article)Holographic 'wife' ministers to Japan's single men
Azuma Hikari wakes her "master" every morning, reminds him not to forget his umbrella, texts him supportive messages during the day and makes sure the family home is just so before he returns in the evening.
With matching blue hair and eyes, long legs and an arrary of seductive outfits, the perfect "wife" is a snip at Y298,000 (GBP2,030).[...]
Which I recon is quite an accurate observation.Whenever I scroll this thread, I can't help but contrast it with the conservative nature of Japan. Maybe BECAUSE they're so conservative, they need these outlets to go on the other side.