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  • 2021-06-11
  • 2021-06-11

Interview: Skilled Owners of Akita Dogs, With Their Own Raising Style (2)Mr. Nohara Hidetaka from Ibaraki Prefecture, “Let’s raise them with the rest of their lives in mind”

“I am so grateful for receiving this wonderful award with my first Akita dog.  It feels like a novice golfer hitting the course for the first time and getting a hole-in-one.” Mr. Nohara Hidetaka from Ibaraki Prefecture recalls when he attended the 141st Akita Dog Headquarters Exhibition held in Koshigaya […]

  • 2021-06-04
  • 2021-06-04

Miss Zagitova Is Thrilled to Meet Masaru’s Sibling!

“I am beyond excited to visit Masaru’s birthplace,” said Alina Zagitova, who won the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.  Miss Zagitova visited Odate City in Akita Prefecture on May 23rd, where she had been hoping to visit ever since the Akita Dog Preservation Society […]

  • 2021-05-26
  • 2021-05-26

Miss Zagitova Visited Odate, Bringing a “Message” From Masaru

Russia’s Alina Zagitova, the gold medalist in women’s figure skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, visited Odate City on May 23rd of this year. Miss Zagitova garnered a lot of attention when the Akita Dog Preservation Society presented her with a female dog after the Olympics in May 2018. She made two-stage […]

  • 2021-05-15
  • 2021-05-15

Akita Dog Spring Exhibition was Held for the First Time in Two Years

The Akita Dog Preservation Society held the 143rd headquarters exhibition of Akita Dogs at Keijyo Park in Odate City, Akita Prefecture.  Akita Dogs are designated as a national natural treasure.  Affectionately raised by their owners, 171 Akita dogs nationwide showcased their beauty and competed for their physiques.  For the first […]

  • 2021-05-10
  • 2021-05-10

The Stars and the Dogs, an Audiobook Now on YouTube!

Exploring the friendship between dogs and people, the audiobook The Stars and the Dogs was written and illustrated by US-based Japanese author Yumi McDonald.  Mrs. McDonald was born in Tokyo and currently resides in Connecticut, U.S.  The Stars and the Dogs is a two-part series approximately 30 minutes long and […]

  • 2021-05-03
  • 2021-05-03

Enjoy the Trick Akita Dog at Renewed Amusement Complex in Akita

The amusement complex Akita Furusato Mura in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture, reopened on March 20th, 2021.  The renovation involved replacing trick art in the amusement building and installing a state-of-the-art operating system in the planetarium.  The “Wonder Castle,” an amusement building resembling a castle, now has an area where visitors […]

  • 2021-05-03
  • 2021-05-03

Sweet Fluffy Akita Dogs are Exhibited at the Sweet Deco Art Exhibition in Akita

The unique exhibition “Watanabe Osamu’s Sweets Deco Art: Candy Kingdom” is being held at the Akita Museum of Art until May 9th, 2021. Following are the comments from contemporary artist and sweets designer Mr. Osamu Watanabe: Have you ever heard of “Sweets Deco Art”? It is a genre of art […]

>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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