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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Jan 9, 1932

    Hirohito

    The Sakuradamon Incident

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Jan 9, 1932

    Hirohito narrowly escaped assassination by a hand grenade thrown by a Korean independence activist, Lee Bong-chang, in Tokyo on 9 January 1932, in the Sakuradamon Incident.




  • Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Oct 4, 1932

    Hachikō

    The First Article

    Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Oct 4, 1932

    Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. Initial reactions from the people, especially from those working at the station, were not necessarily friendly. However, after the first appearance of the article about him in Asahi Shimbun on October 4, 1932, people started to bring Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait.




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