Hachiko, Japan’s most loyal dog, finally reunited with owner in heartwarming new statue in Tokyo


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Even in a country that adores its pets, none have captured the hearts of Japanese animal-lovers like Hachiko. The Akita dog touched the hearts of people across the nation by devotedly waiting every day for more than nine years in front of Tokyo’s Shibuya Station for his master to return from work, not knowing that he had died from a cerebral hemorrhage and wouldn’t be coming back.

Today, a statue of Hachiko stands in Shibuya, showing the dog patiently waiting. But while the bittersweet quality of the story made Hachiko famous, it overlooks the fact that before his master’s passing, the two would happily reunite every evening and walk home together. Now, it’s that moment’s turn to be immortalized, with a new statue showing Hachiko as he’s rarely been depicted before, bursting with joy upon seeing his owner.

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Sleepless Critics Podcast – Episode 26 – End of 2014 Special (Part 2)

The second part of the 2014 wrap up, along with their more anticipated picks for 2015’s chunky slate.


Sleepless Critics Podcast – Episode 26 – End of 2014 Special (Part 2)