Shiba Inu

By now, students in Japan have completed the entrance examinations required to enter high school and college, and until this past week, they had been diligently studying for the early March test. The tests, which cover core subjects such as math, English, and science, require hours of studying for several months to pass. Sometimes, students study for so long that they become burnt out, falling asleep right at their desks.

In a video taken two weeks before the big test, a little Shiba Inu is making sure her master doesn’t become a ronin. This term literally means, “wandering samurai without a master to serve,” but in modern times the term is used to describe a student who is waiting for another chance to pass the entrance exam. Watch the adorable video after the break.

 ▼  Master falls asleep.

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 ▼  Shiba Inu lends him a hand.Shiba Inu

 ▼  Back to studying.Screen Shot 2013-03-10 at 11.16.49 AM

 ▼  Master’s really asleep now.Screen Shot 2013-03-10 at 11.17.22 AM

 ▼  No worries, this’ll wake him up.Screen Shot 2013-03-10 at 11.17.33 AM

Source: Yahoo! Japan (Japanese)