• 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 […]

  • 2022-06-28
  • 2022-06-28

Enjoy the “Whimsical” Taste of Buns Shaped as an Akita Dog’s Face

Buns named “Whimsical Akita Dog” (238 yen including tax) from Bakery ALToco, located in Katagami City in Akita Prefecture, are getting popular for their adorable appearance, especially among Akita Dog fans. Bread with a doughy texture and cookies represents the red-haired Akita dog’s face, with pointy triangular ears and cute […]

  • 2022-06-14
  • 2022-06-14

Meet Us in Oga! Four Signboard Akita Dogs at Ogare

Four Akita dogs take turns welcoming tourists at the Akita Inu Fureaidokoro, a spot designed for people to meet with Akita dogs at the roadside station Ogare in Oga City, Akita Prefecture.  A female dog named Tsubaki was the first signboard dog at Ogare until May 2021.  After her retirement, […]

  • 2022-06-06
  • 2022-06-06

Get One Fluffy Akita Dog Toy by Popular Lottery at Akita Inu no Sato

A fun lottery game Akitainu-kuji, has been extremely popular at the sightseeing spot Akita Inu no Sato in Odate City, Akita Prefecture, since its opening in 2019.  One red-haired cute Akita dog toy will be drawn from four sizes depending on the lottery result. The first-place prize stuffed toy is […]

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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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