• 2023-01-31
  • 2023-01-31

Yumi, the Signature Dog of Kobayashi Sake Shop

Yutaka Kobayashi runs the Kobayashi Sake Shop in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture. He has an Akita dog named Yumi (two-year-old female), who became popular after a video of her pushing a cart was posted to social media. Mr. Kobayashi said, “I never intended to make Yumi my signature dog, but […]

  • 2022-12-06
  • 2022-12-06

Struggling to Become a Signature Dog! Maru at a Children’s Cafeteria in Odate City

Maru (one-year-old female), a brindle Akita dog, lives at the kodomo shokudo (children’s cafeteria) “Maru-chan” in Odate City, Akita Prefecture. She is now struggling to become a signature dog to entertain visitors to the cafeteria. The children’s cafeteria is opened about twice a month by a citizens’ group called “Volunteer […]

  • 2022-11-26

Full of Adorable Expressions – Calendar of Yoko Sakamaki’s Akita Dogs

Seibundo Shinkosha (Tokyo) has released next year’s calendar full of fluffy and adorable Akita dogs. The photographs featured in the calendar are of the dogs of writer and photographer Yoko Sakamaki, who lives in the Normandy region of France. She captured the innocent expressions of puppies and adult dogs relaxing […]

  • 2022-11-23
  • 2022-11-23

Attractive Long – Haired Akita Dogs in One Place: Wasao Grand Prize Osaka

The Osaka competition for the Wasao Grand Prize, in which long-haired Akita dogs gather to compete for attractiveness, was held in Izumiotsu City, Osaka Prefecture, on March 13. Mosuke (one-year-old male) Akita dog owned by Miiki Kamimori, and his wife, Miaki, both from Sakai City, won the grand prize. Twenty-five […]

  • 2022-10-31
  • 2022-10-31

First Exhibition of Akita Dog Preservation Society Club in France

The French Club of the Akita Dog Preservation Society held its first “Club Exhibition,” a contest for the appearance of Akita dogs, in France this month. Writer and photographer Yoko Sakamaki, who herself raises Akita dogs in the Normandy region of France, reports on the event. On October 9, a […]

  • 2022-10-09
  • 2022-10-09

Three Dogs of Three Different Colors: The Adorable Family Members

Mrs. Todo Kaoru, of Izumi, Akita City, lives with her three Akita dogs. Each dog has a different coat color, red, white, or brindle. She said, “I have welcomed them into my family through various connections, and it just so happened that all three colors came together.” The living room […]

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>Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Akita Inu (dogs), with their fluffy coat, round eyes, and an adorable tail that curls up, are now famous worldwide. Akita dogs have a strong body and are best known for their loyal personality. The number of Akita dogs raised overseas continues to increase. In Akita Prefecture, the Akita dog's birthplace, there is an active movement to utilize them for tourism promotion. Akita Sakigake Shimpo, entitled "Akitainu News," will circulate various domestic and international information about Akita dogs. The goal is to connect the world and Akita through Akita dogs.

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