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  • 2021-02-12
  • 2021-02-12

Regional Promotion Measures by Actively Utilizing Akita Dogs

Contribution: Nagoshi Kenro, Select Professor, Akita International University, Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration Nagoshi Kenro is a select professor at Akita International University, Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration (Modern Russian Studies) and is also an advisory member of “Akita Inu no Sato,“(1) an official museum facility […]

  • 2021-01-15
  • 2021-02-03

Morikawa and Hachi – “It’s Great to See You”

Here in Izumicho, Odate City, Akita, a six-year-old male Akita dog “Hachi” enjoys the sunshine in the front entrance. Although Hachi is leashed to a pillar in the spacious living room, the 20-meter lead allows him to find the best spot to relax in the sun. Hachi’s owner Morikawa Mikako, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2020-11-30
  • 2020-11-30

Yamagata University Developed Expressive Akita Dog-Shaped Robot

Yamagata University has developed an Akita dog-shaped robot named “GelHachiroid.” Its white body feels moist and soft, and the human-like skin is warm to the touch. Ogawa Jun, Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Yamagata University, who played a significant role in the development, said, […]

  • 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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