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  • 2021-03-15
  • 2021-03-16

Proper Training Can Change His Life – The Akita Dog Taiga’s Journey

One and a half months have passed since the three-year-old male Akita dog Taiga started training at Wannyapia, a prefectural Animal Protection Center in Akita.  In the early stages of his training, Taiga growled and fiercely glared at people just for approaching him.  How is Taiga progressing and what changes […]

  • 2021-02-25
  • 2021-02-25

Proper Training Shows Positive Change for an Akita Dog

An Akita dog has been receiving training since early February 2021 at Wannyapia Akita, a Prefectural Animal Protection Center in Akita City, after it was sent there for biting people.  Ms. Suzuki Akiko, a dog trainer for One for Akita, has been training the dog for the past three weeks.  […]

  • 2021-02-17
  • 2021-02-17

The Life of the Loyal Dog Hachiko becomes an English Picture Book

A new English picture book titled HACHI is based on the famous loyal dog Hachiko from Odate City, Akita Prefecture. HACHI will be published on March 8th, 2021, the anniversary date of Hachiko’s passing.  Mr. Sakuraba Eietsu, a former bureaucrat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries from Katakami […]

  • 2020-12-13
  • 2020-12-11

“Mongolians Will Love Akita Dogs” – Mongolian Ambassador Came to Odate City

Mongolian Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Dambadarjaa Batjargal, visited Odate City, the hometown of Akita dogs, on December 7th, 2020. Ambassador Batjargal finds Akita dogs intriguing and toured several facilities in Odate to learn more about them. The ambassador believes that Akita dogs will help promote an international relationship between Mongolia […]

  • 2020-12-11
  • 2020-12-11

Do Not Cull but Train an Akita Dog

A family in Odate City, Akita Prefecture, will have their Akita dog receive training, not culling after it bit members of the family. Ms. Suzuki Akiko, a dog trainer of One for Akita, is trying to end culling as a customary practice. Ms. Suzuki said, “Merely killing ferocious dogs does […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2020-11-08
  • 2020-11-08

A Piano Performance with Long-Haired Akita Dogs

On October 25th, an event took place at the open garden “Mori no Terrace” in Katsurase, Kitaakita, Akita, where people could enjoy listening to the piano and interacting with long-haired Akita dogs. About forty Akita dog owners and fans from Akita Prefecture and around Japan experienced various piano renditions alongside […]

>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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