Wasao (centre) and his mate Tsubaki (left), watch an incoming train at Ajigasawa Station in Aomori Prefecture on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo Wasao (centre) and his mate Tsubaki (left), watch an incoming train at Ajigasawa Station in Aomori Prefecture on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo
Wasao (centre) and his mate Tsubaki (left), watch an incoming train at Ajigasawa Station in Aomori Prefecture on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo

Train station dog Wasao who stole Japan’s heart with his ‘cute and ugly’ looks has been rehired to welcome tourists

Wasao has held the post of tourism train stationmaster since 2011. In the same year, he was appointed as a special ambassador for World Heritage-related activities

Topic |   Japan
Wasao (centre) and his mate Tsubaki (left), watch an incoming train at Ajigasawa Station in Aomori Prefecture on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo Wasao (centre) and his mate Tsubaki (left), watch an incoming train at Ajigasawa Station in Aomori Prefecture on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo
Wasao (centre) and his mate Tsubaki (left), watch an incoming train at Ajigasawa Station in Aomori Prefecture on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo
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