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...
If you could peek behind the scenes of the film Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, would you? Well, now you can with a new book titled, “Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors.” If you head to Chapter 6, it’s written by...December 18, 2014/48 Comments
LA Eigafest is devoted to showcasing Japanese influenced films to an American audience, promoting emerging filmmakers to Hollywood, and enhancing the relationship between the US and Japanese film industries....December 30, 2013/2 Comments
USA Today by Cindy Clark, 9/25/10– In this Richard Gere dog film, he stars as Professor Parker Wilson in Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (Sunday, 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark), which is based on a true Japanese story of canine loyalty. It also marks the first...September 25, 2010/5 Comments
This is no ordinary dog film. Hachiko’s true story reached from Japanese culture all the way to America where a movie was made to commemorate all he gave to society. By Dave Itzkoff, New York Times, Sept 24, 2010 – Mr. Gere said he was offered...September 25, 2010/3 Comments
The Hallmark Channel acquires exclusive TV rights to the incredible true story of Hachiko, a loyal dog of Japan who waited 10 years for his owner’s return. Press Release: Hallmark Channel has acquired exclusive TV rights to the much sought after...September 8, 2010/2 Comments
Hachi is a household name in Japan, so it was a thrill to be invited to participate in the 2010 Skip City International Film Festival jury. Shy by nature, I was hesitant to accept at first. When I’m out and about, I can mix easily if one-on-one....August 1, 2010/1 comment
Heartland’s Mission The 18th annual Heartland Film Festival opened with the screening of “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” at The Murat Centre. The ten-day line up of films and special events took place on October 15-24, 2009 with 87 different films around the world...June 22, 2010/No comment
Richard recalls the moment the trainers introduced him to the dogs. About four weeks before shooting the trainer said, ’It’s time for you to meet the dogs’. It was a decisive moment, because if we didn’t get along, we had to find three other adult dogs...
Washington, D.C., Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki and his wife, Yoriko, hosted a screening of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. The event was held at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery in collaboration with the Japan Information and Culture Center...December 16, 2009/No comment