1.) A famous statue of a faithful dog in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. The story goes that every day, this
dog (named Hachiko
) would follow a Todai professor to the train, wait
for him to return from
his job, and then walk home
with him. Well, one day the professor died in an accident, but Hachiko
kept coming to the train station and waiting for him there. To honor Hachiko
, the statue was built, and it is a popular meeting place for young
2.) A general term for a loyal person.
3.) The nickname of a character in the manga Nana.