After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster of March 2011, the Japanese government wouldn’t allow residents to rescue their left-behind pets. It was deemed a health risk. .. Hachiko is just one symbol of the strength, beauty and resistance...
As Hurricane Dorian made its way over the Bahamas and up the east coast of the United States and Canada last week, we’re still only beginning to understand the damage it has caused so far, particularly in hard-hit areas like the...
The Hachiko statue is one of the most visited monuments from the great story of Hachi himself. One of Hachi’s Special Friends, Sira Sudhindranath, who we call “World Wide Hachi Ambassador” took a group of 12 families and 17 dogs to visit...September 15, 2015/8 Comments
An Italian girl’s devotion has become part of Japan’s long adoration of its most famous and loyal dog. Ten-year-old Stephanie watched “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” and began writing a series of notebooks about Hachiko’s true story. Stephanie, now 15 and a...April 7, 2015/7 Comments
Responding to the pleas from desperate animal owners, Hiroshi Hoshi and Leo Hoshi helped rescue over 200 animals that were lost and “left behind” during the devastating tsunami in Japan two years ago. During these efforts they witnessed the...March 15, 2013/3 Comments
A horse with Hachiko’s name claimed yet another race in India! Hachi’s story has not only reached all of us humans, but has even gone on to touch the life of a champion reacehorse, too. One year ago, to the day, Hachiko the horse won...March 15, 2013/No comment
There’s nothing quite like a faithful dog. When it comes to being heroic, sometimes it’s all about putting others first and being loyal to those you love, just like this dog! I receive emails about animal devotion, heroics, and messages about...February 9, 2013/2 Comments
A loyal dog led rescue crews a quarter-mile down a dark Florida highway Saturday night to the scene of his owner’s fatal car accident and has been likened to the Japanese Hachiko. Gregory Todd Travers, 41, lost control of his vehicle on State Road...March 13, 2012/4 Comments
The untold human suffering and property damage left in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan has been well-documented, but there’s another population that suffered greatly that few have discussed – the animals left behind in the radioactive...March 6, 2012/1 comment
Katherine Heigl is making headlines and no, it’s not for her upcoming movie “One for the Money,” but for her initiative to save homeless canines inspired by Hachiko’s loyalty. The actress recently blogged for iVillage’s CelebVillage series voicing...January 24, 2012/No comment