March 8th marked the 82th anniversary of the death of Hachiko. Hachiko was an Akita dog owned by Hidesaburō Ueno, who was a professor at the University of Tokyo. Professor Ueno used to take the train to his job and Hachiko would wait for him at the Shibuya Station to greet him back. In May 1925, the professor suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. The dog never find out about his death and kept waiting at the station until 1935. The dog attracted Japan’s attention and later became a symbol of loyalty in the country. A statue was made in the dog’s honor, which was placed in Shibuya, and currently serves as a meeting spot. In 2015, the University of Tokyo unveiled a new statue in which Hachiko and Professor Ueno reunite. To read more about Hachiko, click the links below: