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!
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.
I went to see the Akita dog Exhibition at a park in Ariake, Tokyo. This exhibition was organized by the Akita Dog preservation Society.
I worked as a producer to erect the statue of professor Ueno and Hachiko at Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Park. The statue is the reproduction of the statue at the University of Tokyo which was erected on March 8th, 2015. The unveiling ceremony was held at Abbey Glen and 200 people and 3o dogs attended the ceremony.
I had a meeting with the Ambassador Takahashi at the Consulate of Japan in New York .
We watched the movie "Hachi" staring Richard Here at Westport Senior Center and talked about Hachiko and the era.