Wasao, an Akita dog from Ajigasawa Aomori was chosen to become the new stationmaster of Ajigasawa Station JR Gono Line. The ceremony took place with Ajigasawa Mayor Mamoru Hirata on April 6, 2019. His wife Tsubaki, the deputy station master, and his daughter Chome, the head of the sales section, will be joining him. The railway’s officers said that the Wasao family makes everyone smile and they wanted them to do their best to improve the city’s tourism. The city’s tourism association said that there are 120,000 people visiting the city every year and Wasao would be a great help to welcome them.