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of the joyful, true story of the loyal Akita dog Hachikō.

Vicki Wong & Hachi is for passionate Dog Lovers. Learn about Hachi’s heart-full movie, surprising insights on how our canine friends look at life (and us!)...increase Joy, Purpose & Passion with bite-size, actionable tips in "The Hachi Life Blog".


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I’m Vicki, the creator-producer of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. My mission is simple: Share Hachi’s tale with the world to increase compassion and respect for our animal friends, all while learning from them too.

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Hachi’s story is one of inspiration, one that teaches us all about the importance of loyalty, faith and undying love.

A lost puppy, Hachi is warmly embraced by a small community and, in return, his faith and loyalty inspires the entire town. The wide appeal of Hachi’s story is in its universal inclusiveness, the potent, radiant energy that speaks to the very core of us.

Deeply emotional animals, our dogs feel experiences, making it more important than ever to bring them into our day-to-day life. And the reward for doing so is that our furry friends make us better, kinder, and more emotionally in tune with the world around us.

Animals don't speak our language - they have no “voice". But they speak to us in a more profound way than humans do. When you listen, you will receive powerful lessons that could change your life.

You may think that one person can’t make a difference...

but one dog did.

And his spirit lives on every time his story is told around the world.

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Hachi a dog's tale

A profoundly moving film about a dog’s simple act of devotion that has spurred a global community of inspired believers.

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Everyone who sees the film, young or old, man or woman, from any background, shares an unshakable response to Hachi’s story - an awakening to what truly stirs their soul. 

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"This is an amazing story showing the unconditional love and loyalty of a dog for his master."

"This movie tells me what true love is."

"The most touching and heartwarming movie I have ever seen."

"This is a wakeup call movie that inspires you to do more with your loved ones and love them with unconditional love."

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Then & Now: The Legacy, The Film, The Community

The unforgettable saga of Hachi, the film and the community that lives on today.


The Hachi Legacy
The heartwarming true story of Hachikō, the Loyal Dog of Shibuya.
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Inspired by Hachikō's captivating story and Vicki's own dog, Hachi.
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My Trip to Tokyo: Seeking Hachiko

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When I first spotted Hachiko's statue at Shibuya Station, it was love at first sight. Soon after being introduced to his story, I adopted a Shiba puppy and named him after the loyal dog. We were inseparable for sixteen years, all the way up until his...

March 12, 2019/5 Comments

Living the Good (Hachi) Life – How Hachi’s Dog Tale Can Inspire Us All to Live Adventurously and in the Moment

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My childhood is filled with memories of adventure - running through fields to catch mice, making friends with chameleons, hauling my little red wagon door-to-door to sell flower seeds to neighbors. .. Since I was little, I’ve been called to chase...

February 12, 2019/6 Comments

Rhode Island Welcomes Hachi

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Our Rhode Island Hachi experience was something I could never have imagined! There were so many highlights with making Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. From my remote island life in the South Pacific, suddenly- I was in the middle of a film production. Rhode...

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