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Meet Hachiko- Loyal Friend And National Treasure

Hachiko Waiting at Shibuya Station — Photo via Pinterest

Hachiko is a national treasure in Japan. The Akita, a symbol of friendship and loyalty, is memorialized in a bronze statue at Shibuya Station in Tokyo. The statue was erected in 1934 — was melted down for metal during the war and replaced with the one we know today.

I worked in Shibuya for several years and walked by Hachiko every day on my way to work. My office was across from…




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Douglas Pilarski

Douglas Pilarski

Douglas Pilarski is an award-winning writer & journalist.

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