‘Hachiko’ statue is unveiled in U.S.

JIJI

A statue of the faithful dog “Hachiko,” whose story was made into a 2009 U.S. movie starring Richard Gere, was unveiled in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on Saturday.

The unveiling ceremony in the city, one of the key locations where the movie, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” was filmed, was attended by about 200 people, according to the Japanese Consulate General in Boston. The original Hachiko statue was erected in 1934 in front of Shibuya Station in central Tokyo, where the dog waited for his owner, a professor, to return from work even after he died.