• 2024-02-02
  • 2024-02-02

Look and See! Our “Proud Akita Dogs” – Cute and Full of Expression!

Following the last issue that called for photo submissions (December 2023), here are some cute pictures from the dog owners. Komatsu-hime (twelve-year-old female) “It’s a photo taken at the Todaiji Temple Daibutsu Pond near our place. She has been suffering from a tumor on her right front leg since she […]

  • 2024-01-31
  • 2024-01-31

“Genkuro” in Yokote City Has Many Fans for His Loveliness

Hitoshi Kanno, an office worker in Akasaka, Yokote City, Akita Prefecture, and his family keep a tiger-haired Akita dog named Genkuro (four-year-old male), who has a smaller build and adorable eyes. Genkuro’s Instagram (@genkuro_the_akita) is very popular, with 14,000 followers. We went to meet Genkuro, who has charmed many people. Yokote City is a […]

  • 2023-12-24
  • 2023-12-24

Look, Look! “Proud Akita Dogs” – Cameras Shutter

Thank you very much for the many submissions to the “Proud Akita Dog” photo contest held in the Akita Inu Newspaper in October and November 2023. Here are some cute and funny snaps of Akita dogs received from their owners. Sheri (three-year-old male) “He always sleeps unprotected with his tongue […]

  • 2023-12-01

Vote for the “Worst Face” at the Akita Inu no Sato Event

A voting event titled “Miraculous Bad Face Championship” is being held at Akita Inu no Sato, a visitor center in Odate City, Akita Prefecture, until the end of November. Sixteen Akita dogs that appear in the center’s exhibition are entered in the contest. Several photographs of “bad faces” were taken […]

  • 2023-11-15
  • 2023-11-15

Nice to Meet You Naguwan, a Combination of Akita’s “Treasures”

With a “desire to support Akita,” a woman in Daisen City, Akita Prefecture, invented “Naguwan,” a Namahage character dressed in an Akita dog costume, and marketed three types of items with the design. Sachiyo Kumagai, a convenience store manager, conceived the idea. Currently, key chains, handkerchiefs, and hair bands are […]

  • 2023-11-13
  • 2023-11-13

A Signboard Dog of a Guesthouse in Ugo Town Delivers Smiles around Japan

UGO HUB, a rental space and guesthouse in Nishimonai, Ugo Town, Akita Prefecture, has a six-year-old male Akita dog named Sun (English pronunciation) as its signature dog. From February to March of this year, Sun traveled by car to 43 prefectures with his owner Yuji Muraoka, the owner of UGO […]

  • 2023-10-30
  • 2023-10-30

Call For “Special Photos” of Your Akita Dogs!

“The Akita Inu News” invites Akita dog owners to submit “special photos” that they have taken of their dogs. Please send us pictures of Akita dogs that you would like to show off to everyone, such as their smiling expressions, how they wish to be pampered by their families, or […]

  • 2023-10-25
  • 2023-10-25

Heat Wave in Akita Prefecture: Dogs Wanted to be “Conditioned” as Well

This August broke the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded in Akita Prefecture and for the hottest consecutive days in the prefecture’s history. It was not only people who were suffering from the heat. The same went for the fluffy-haired Akita dogs. Here is a look at how these […]

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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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