• 2020-11-12
  • 2020-11-12

A Rescued Akita Dog Welcomes Their Majesties

Last year, Wannyapia Akita, a prefectural animal welfare center located in the Yuwa district, rescued a small stray Akita dog. That stray dog was Komachi, and later became the representative of Akita Prefecture to welcome Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako’s arrival. Wannyapia opened in April 2019 as a base facility to create an […]

  • 2020-11-02
  • 2020-11-02

Pepeekeo Becomes a Symbol for Expanding Japanese Culture at the Foot of Mt. Aso

Pepeekeo, a two month-old-male white-haired Akita dog, was transported from Odate, Akita, to a Japanese cultural experience center at the foot of Mt. Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture late last month. This is the story of his journey told by Hazawa Asami, breeder of Pepeekeo. Chinese businessman Su Qing runs the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2020-10-05
  • 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 […]

  • 2020-09-26
  • 2020-09-26

New Anime Character – Tare-mimi-Dai-chan – Sometimes Bullish but also “Hetare”

In July, Akita Cable Television (CNA) started an online show of a new anime character, “Akita Inu Tare-mimi-Dai-chan.” Dai-chan has a shy and hetare (timid) personality to humans but can be bullish to dogs. Dai-chan is a red-haired chubby Akita dog with a large tail. The left ear is drooping, but when motivated, […]

>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.