I remember this touching story but never watched the movie about it! Thanks for posting :D And you know.. Japanese actually build the statue in Shibuya in memory for Hachiko. http://www.traveljournals.net/pictures/l/15/154775-hachiko-statue-shibuya-tokyo---famous-meeting-point-tokyo-japan.jpg
That statue was actually buily twice. The first time it was used for the war effort , but after the war the had the original sculptor's son remake it. Hachiko was also there for the dedication of the statue and his body is preserved at the Akita museum in Japan.
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