• 2021-09-14
  • 2021-09-22

Cashier Video of Akita Dog Went Viral! (4) Explore the Daily Life of Umeko, the Signboard Dog of a Liquor Store – Interacting with Regular Customers

Umeko is vigilant when facing strangers, but once she gets used to people, she becomes friendly.  When she sees regular customers that have a good relationship with her, Umeko becomes so delighted that she can’t help wagging her tail vigorously.  We learned that Umeko has several favorite people, including Mrs. […]

  • 2021-08-18
  • 2021-08-16

Hachiko Blend: The Secret of Its Popularity Is Its “Faithful” Taste

Kaga Coffee Factory in Odate City, Akita Prefecture, will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary.  The “Hachiko Blend” coffee beans are a specialty product sold at the shop and are popular as ever. In 2002, previous Mayor Obata Hajime was looking for local products to best represent Odate City at […]

  • 2021-08-16
  • 2021-08-16

Make Summer Cool! An Akita Dog Wearing Sunglasses on a Sake Label

Enjoy the summer with a stylish Akita dog!  The brewery Fukunotomo Shuzou (President: Ichiboshi Masahiko), located in Jinguji, Daisen City, recently released Natsu Jungin, a premium Japanese sake with eye-catching labels.  This Junmai-ginjo type sake has a refreshing aroma and full-bodied umami flavor.  An illustration of an Akita dog wearing […]

  • 2021-07-21
  • 2021-07-21

How Do the Akita Dogs Survive the Summer Heat?

Dogs are relatively tolerant to cold weather but not to extreme heat.  This is because they rarely sweat and cannot regulate their body temperature as humans can.  It is no wonder that summer is a difficult season for Akita dogs, whose large bodies are covered with thick-fluffy fur.  Here are […]

>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.