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Meet Maru, the Japanese tourism ambassador!

The eight-year-old shiba inu is the country's first non-human to hold such a position.
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Maru, a shiba inu with more than two million Instagram followers, has been named the new tourism ambassador for Japan's Mie Prefecture. 

The eight-year-old is the country's first non-human to hold such a position.

His owner began posting his pictures on Instagram four years ago.

Officials hope Maru will attract more tourists as they prepare to host the G-7 summit next year.

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