6:30 PM18:30

Helen Keller and Hachiko Press Gallery Talk

Helen Keller and Hachiko Exhibition gallery talk for press was held. After my speech on the connection between Helen Keller and Hachiko, several guests gave nice speeches.

Jennifer Hale from the Perkins School for the Blind,  Heidi Conkling from Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Park, Diane Lynch who gave me the 1948 ' Mainichi Graphic' that has a wonderful image of Helen Keller and the statue of Hachiko, JoAnn Dimon, President of the Big East Akita rescue and Mark Ackerman , Executive Vice president of Lighthouse Guild  were the speakers. It was a wonderful event!

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12:00 PM12:00

Hachiko Memorial Ceremony

The 82nd Hachiko Memorial Ceremony was held at the statue of Hachiko in front of Shibuya station. The Mayor of Shibuya Mr. Hasebe, the Mayor of Odate, Mr.Fukuhara, the Chairman of the statue of Hachiko Committee, Mr. Kamijo and people who have connections to Hachiko and several Akita dogs attended the special ceremony to pay tribute to Hachiko.

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