• 2024-06-04
  • 2024-06-04

Charming Akita Dogs at the “Homeland” Headquarters Exhibition

On May 3, the 149th Headquarters Exhibition of the Akita Dog Preservation Society in Odate City, Akita Prefecture, was held at Katsurajo Park in Odate for the first time in two years. Exhibitors showcased the distinctive qualities of their carefully raised Akita dogs while fans enjoyed mingling around the venue. […]

  • 2024-05-25
  • 2024-05-24

【New Project】Proud Akita Dogs ~May Edition~

Starting in May, the Akita Inu News has worked on a new project titled “Proud Akita Dogs.” Here are some charming photos of Akita dogs we received from their owners. Botan (one-year-old female) “I took this photo during our regular evening walk. It was such a beautiful sunset, making us […]

  • 2024-05-11
  • 2024-05-10

Akita Dog on Product Label of HOPDOG BREWING in Akita City

Hopdog Brewing was established in 2022 in Akita City and aims to gain the same popularity as Akita dogs worldwide. The product label depicts an Akita dog with a realistic touch (photo). The Akita dog label is currently used on two types of craft beer made with hops produced in […]

  • 2024-05-10
  • 2024-05-10

Call for Brag-Worthy Photos!

The Akita Inu News is looking for “brag-worthy photos” taken by Akita dog owners. Please send us photos of Akita dogs that you would modestly want to show everyone, such as their smiling expressions, sweetness to their families, funny sleeping patterns, and so on. We will introduce one or two […]

  • 2024-04-23
  • 2024-04-23

Bringing Hope and Healing to Japan! – “J-HOPE” in Akita City

Wishing to bring hope and healing to Japan through Akita dogs, Mrs. Miwa Fuse, a cram school English teacher in Iijima, Akita City, welcomed an Akita dog, J-HOPE (also known as Jay, a two-year-old female), into her family. J-HOPE appears twice a month at the Akita Dog Fureai Dokoro (a […]

  • 2024-04-12
  • 2024-04-12

Adding the Unique Touch of Hand-Pressing – Akita Dog Hanko

“Akita Dog Hanko,” produced by Tomoko Yoneya, a hanko (rubber stamp) artist in Katagami City, Akita Prefecture, features the soft expressions of fluffy Akita dogs. These hanko have gained popularity as souvenirs from Akita. Akita dog hanko are available in a large size with a standing posture (1,100 yen), a […]

  • 2024-03-09
  • 2024-03-09

How about a Spring Gift? – Cute Akita Dog Cookie Tin

Spring is the season for celebrations, farewell parties, and other gift-giving occasions. “KURAKICHI Akita Fruit Cookie Tin” (photo) by confectionery manufacturer and seller Yuuko of Akita City includes cookies in various flavors and shapes, including one in which an Akita dog is adorably seated. The front of the tin also […]

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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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