How many of you have heard of the film "Hachi," co-starring Richard Gere? The movie is based on a true story that took place in Japan during the 1920s. A Japanese version of the film had been created in the 1980s and had later been adapted into a Hollywood film in 2010.
If you visit Shibuya Station, you will notice a crowd of people always around the Hachiko statue. The statue represents an Akita dog, Hachiko, that used to wait for his owner every day, as he returned home from work. However, when the owner, a college professor, had died of a heart attack at work and had not returned to the station, Hachiko continued to wait until his return not knowing what had happened. Hachiko continued to wait for his owner for nearly ten years until passing away in the 1930s. A statue had been dedicated in Hachiko's honor and remains a symbol of true loyalty.