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...
After seeing “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” in late 2013, Sira Sudhindranath was curious to see the real-world town that portrayed “Bedridge” where the film story took place. Using Google and Bing Maps, he located the train depot at...September 15, 2015/8 Comments
A girl’s devotion to Hachiko has become part of Japan’s long adoration of the loyal dog. At age 10, Stephanie watched Hachi: A Dog’s Tale and was moved by the Akita’s plight. In response, she began writing a series of personal notebooks about the faithful...April 7, 2015/7 Comments
Responding to the pleas from desperate animal owners, Hiroshi Hoshi and Leo Hoshi helped rescue animals that were “left behind” during the devastating tsunami in Japan two years ago. They saved over 200 animal lives and reunited beloved pets...March 15, 2013/3 Comments
Hachi’s Story Touches the Life of a Champion Race Horse. One year ago, to the day, Hachiko the horse won the Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million (PBMM). The coveted race is the most sought-after competition after the India Derby. The newly crowned...March 15, 2013/No comment
Tiny Dog with a Big, Brave Heart! I receive emails about animal devotion, heroics and messages about faithful dogs from all around the world. Here’s another heartwarming story to share about Sophie, a very tenacious and brave dog friend. A sweet...February 9, 2013/2 Comments
One man will always be associated with Fukushima’s animals – 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, a former construction worker who lives in the 12.5 mile exclusion zone to care for its four-legged survivors. He is known as the “Guardian of Fukushima...March 6, 2012/1 comment
After watching Hachiko’s loyalty in the film “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” Katherine Heigl started an initiative to help save homeless canines. The actress recently blogged for iVillage’s CelebVillage series voicing the importance of...January 24, 2012/No comment
Our dogs mean so much to us. After all, they’re man’s best friend. But sometimes, as in the film, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” — we don’t realize just how much we mean to them. The other day I watched the movie ‘Hachiko’...January 5, 2012/1 comment