The famous dog Wasao was again appointed honorary head of the railway station in the Japanese city of Adzigasawa, Aomori Prefecture.

Eleven years ago, Setsuko Kikuya, a 71-year-old resident of Adzigasawa, picked up the homeless puppy akita-inu and called him Vasao. The dog became popular on the Internet, then he was invited to television. In November 2017, Setsuko Kikuya passed away, and now Takeshi Kudo answers for Vasao.

Since 2011, Vasao has held the post of station head. In the same year, he was appointed special envoy to events related to the World Heritage.

On Saturday, April 1, a ceremony took place on the square in front of the Adzigasawa station, during which Takeshi Kudo read out a letter about the appointment of the dog as the head of the station once again. Vasao’s assistant will be served by his friend Tsubaki, and their two-year-old daughter Teme will become an intern.

The same day they started their duties and greeted the walking train arriving at Adzigasawa.