PAMELA S. TURNER (author of Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog and Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune) learned the story of Hachiko while living in Japan. She has also lived in Kenya, South Africa, the Marshal Islands, and the Philippines. Ms. Turner currently resides in California with her husband and three children, each of whom was born in a different country. When she writes, her very own loyal dog, Genki, keeps her company.

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