• 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 […]

  • 2022-05-09
  • 2022-05-28

Misato Town’s Local Product and Hachiko Collaborate to Create “Hachi-Cider”

Niteco Cider (soda), a specialty product of Misato Town, Akita Prefecture, now has a new lineup with a label featuring the loyal dog Hachiko.  The soda is sold at the Akita dog-themed shop Hachifull in Shibuya, Tokyo, the roadside station “Kisakata Nemu no Oka” in Nikaho City, Akita, and Kuroyu […]

  • 2022-04-29
  • 2022-05-28

Count on Me, Grandpa!  A Grandson Took Over Two Dogs’ Care

A light truck with two kennels in the back came to appear in front of “Akita Inu no Sato,” a tourist exchange center in Odate City, Akita, in early April 2022.  Inside the kennels were two red-haired Akita dogs, Taiga (eight-year-old male) and Reika (two-year-old female).  Wakamatsu Shoma, a second-year […]

  • 2022-04-20
  • 2022-05-28

The “Cashier Dog” Umeko Becomes a Mother

Akita dog Umeko (one-year-old female) is a signboard dog of Liquor Shop Takahashi, a liquor store in Kosaka Town, Akita Prefecture.  She has attracted attention for her gesture that mimics a cashier working at the store.  On February 26, 2022, Umeko gave birth to two healthy puppies that look just […]

  • 2022-04-18
  • 2022-05-28

Japanese Professional Basketball Teams Join Forces to a Project through the Bond of Hachiko

Two top-level teams of the Men’s professional basketball league in Japan, Akita Northern Happinets (Akita City) and Sunrockers (SR) Shibuya (Shibuya Ward, Tokyo), are promoting a project together with Hachifull, an Akita dog-themed shop operated by Akita Cable Television.  This project features Hachiko, an Akita dog born in Odate City, […]

>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.