Hoping a cat scratches up some business

May 27, 2008 4:53:07 AM PDT

A money-losing Japanese train company has found a way to scratch up some business.

It's designated a beloved cat as the "super-station-master" of a train station in western Japan.

The tabby wears a black uniform cap and poses for photos with tourists.

Cats in Japan are considered good luck are believed to bring in business.