Japan’s Most Famous Dog Story, Translated to the U.S.

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Everyone in Japan knows the story of Hachiko. The Akita who spent years waiting for his master is so beloved that a statue in his honor sits at the train station where he kept his vigil.

Now Hachiko’s story has been transferred to an American context in a new film with Richard Gere.

I’m not sure how well the story will work in another country, but this article seems to think the filmmaker succeeded.

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