"Hachi: A Dog's Tale" is being screened on Tuesday, July 27th at 7:00 p.m. Films are free of charge and filmgoers can enjoy dinner (often Japanese delicacies) at the cafeteria of the Showa Boston Institute prior to the screening. Advance reservations are required for attendance and for the dinner. Event is being sponsored by Continental Airlines.
Kathy Coffman, owner/breeder of the Hachi star "Forrest" just sent an update in the Amazing Animal Trainers section of this site. Enjoy the cute photos of Forrest as a young pup. Kathy is very active with Akita Rescue www.akitarescuewny.com, and anyone considering an Akita should try and help a homeless one. Please see their link and learn of the many heartwarming stories...Thanks for sharing Forrest news Kathy!
Vicki Shigekuni Wong
I first spotted Hachiko's statue many years ago at Shibuya Station. Upon returning home, I adopted a dog and named him Hachi. When he passed away, I missed his reflective, welcoming and calm ways. We can all learn from the innate emotional grace of our animal friends and the Way of Hachi. I love sharing the story of the loyal dog of Japan, and hope he inspires more people to "Be Hachi"!