• 2022-09-21
  • 2022-09-21

Popular Felissimo Goods Are Available at a Limited-Time Store in Goshono, Akita City

Akita City’s Aeon Style Goshono has opened a “YOU+MORE!”, which sells knick-knacks usually available only online and through catalogs of Felissimo, a Kobe City-based company.  The limited-time store currently has a sale on a variety of cute goods featuring various animals, including Akita dogs. One of the highlighted goods at […]

  • 2022-09-07
  • 2022-09-07

“The Last Partner of My Life” ― the Rescued Dog Momojiro and Masahiro

“I can’t say thank you enough to Momo.”  Mr. Kon Masahiro, an office worker, living in Akita City, expressed his deep emotion.  It has been seven years since he adopted the Akita dog Momojiro (nine-year-old male), who was rescued in Yamanashi Prefecture.  Masahiro is thankful for the happy days he […]

  • 2022-08-24
  • 2022-08-24

Hachiko’s 100th Birthday Project Has Begun with the Announcement of Official Logo

The project commemorating the 100th anniversary of Hachiko’s birth started on August 8.  The executive project committee, consisting of Odate City in Akita Prefecture, Shibuya Ward in Tokyo, and other organizations, unveiled the official logo.  The logo design has the number “100” and the silhouette of Hachiko.  In addition, the […]

  • 2022-08-09
  • 2022-08-09

89-Year-Old Sanuki Still Amazed at the Strength of Male Akita Dogs

Mr. Sanuki Chiyokichi, a farmer living in Fujiki in Daisen City, Akita Prefecture, keeps and takes care of four Akita dogs by himself.  Amazingly, he is 89 years old and will soon turn 90.  Three of his dogs are male dogs.  He has kept mainly male Akita dogs throughout his […]

  • 2022-08-07
  • 2022-08-07

Leaflet Full of “Fluffy” Topics Has Become Popular at Akita Inu no Sato

“Mofumofu Tsushin,” a leaflet filled with pictures and information about cute Akita dogs, is available at Akita Inu no Sato, a visitor center in Odate City, Akita Prefecture.  It has been well received by visitors. Ando Rin, a member of the community-reactivating cooperator squad, is in charge of its planning […]

  • 2022-07-28
  • 2022-07-28

U.S. Consul General Lee Makes Memories While Interacting with Akita Dogs

U.S. Consul General Andrew Lee, who will soon finish his term as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Sapporo, Hokkaido, will feature Akita dogs in a video in which he reflects on his three years of service in Sapporo.  The Consulate General will post the video in August […]

  • 2022-07-08
  • 2022-07-08

Once Cuddled by Imoto Ayako, Akita Dog Imoto HasGrown Up Surrounded by Nature

In the popular Japanese TV show “Sekai no Hatemade Itte Q!”, Japanese entertainer Imoto Ayako cuddled an Akita dog puppy while visiting Akita Prefecture.  The episode aired on May 2021 on Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) and Akita Broadcasting System (ABS).  The puppy was named “Imoto” after Ms. Imoto and […]

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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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