• 2020-10-25
  • 2020-10-23

Loyal Akita Dog Hachiko Encourages People to Move to Akita

The famous Akita dog Hachiko, standing in front of Shibuya Station, Tokyo, moved back to Akita to work from home! The Akita Prefectural Office created a unique video depicting Hachiko moving to Akita to encourage people living mainly in large cities such as Tokyo to work from home in Akita […]

  • 2020-10-22
  • 2020-10-22

New Release of the British Motorcycle “AKITA” – Named After Loyal Akita Dogs

You might be wondering why this motorcycle has the name Akita? The British manufacturer MUTT Motorcycles recently launched a new motorcycle series named Akita, after Akita dogs. According to PCI, a motorcycle import business located in Tokyo, the new Akita motorcycle features a robust design that combines a square fuel […]

  • 2020-10-17
  • 2020-10-17

Deep and Beautiful Bond between Helen Keller and Akita Dogs

U.S. educator, author, and activist Helen Keller (*1), who lost her sight and hearing at the age of two, is renowned for her devotion to people with disabilities. Ms. Keller was also known to be a lover of dogs. Hachiko, the famous faithful Akita dog, especially impressed and fascinated her. […]

  • 2020-10-05
  • 2020-10-04

Unique and Cute! – Four Goods with an Akita Dog and Edamame Illustration

Look! A red-haired Akita dog is peeking its head out from behind an edamame! Akita Inu Tourism of Destination Management Organizations (DMO) produces a set of items adorned with cute Akita dog illustrations. Four municipalities, including Odate City, organize the DMO. The set consists of 4 items: a tote bag, […]

  • 2020-10-01
  • 2020-10-01

A Refreshing Walk with an Akita Dog Awaits You in Mitane Town, Akita Prefecture

Interested in taking a walk with a cheerful Akita dog? The general incorporated association, Healthcare Design Akita (Representative of Toshima Satoshi), in Mitane town, Akita Prefecture, will start a full-scale promotion of its unique experience program “Walking with Akita Dogs.” Earlier this month, Healthcare Design Akita began caring for a […]

  • 2020-09-29
  • 2020-09-29

“Let Us Expand the Base of Dog Lovers” – Veterinarian Motegi Toshio

No other researcher is as fascinated by Akita dogs as veterinarian Motegi Toshio. According to Mr. Motegi, “to understand a dog, you need to know the cultural background of the environment where the dog grew up.” Mr. Motegi once moved from Yokohama to Odate, Akita, considered the birthplace of Akita dogs, […]

  • 2020-09-18
  • 2020-09-18

Highly Popular on YouTube! – “Genki” & “Yuuki” – Just as They Are

Have you ever watched “Akita Inu Genki,” a YouTube channel introducing an Akita dog’s daily life? Some of the videos have been viewed nearly 30 million times. Self-employed Hosaka Hideyuki (57), who lives in Iijima of Akita City, runs the channel. Reflecting on the reason for its popularity, Hosaka said, […]

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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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