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Siberia's new ambassador to Japan is a cat

By The Siberian Times reporter
17 February 2013

The magnificent male Siberian cat is 11 months old and has completed five months quarantine at Narita international airport.

'Mir is a very beautiful cat. He is marvelous. He's a real presidential cat', said Mr. Satake's spokesman. Picture: @pref_akita  

The cat's name means 'Peace' in Russian. The new owner is Norihisa Satake, governor of Japan's Akita prefecture, a well-known cat lover who already has seven cats in his official mansion. 

Earlier, the governor had presented Putin with an Akita Inu puppy named Yume - or Dream - as a thank you for assistance Russia provided after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan.

'We need peace to make dreams come true,' said Satake.

'Mir is a very beautiful cat. He is marvelous. He's a real presidential cat', said his spokesman.

Comments (1)

Magnificent cat!!! Mir --- yes, we need peace desperately. A wonderful story.
Lynn, Arizona, USA
21/02/2013 11:46
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