• 2021-07-05
  • 2021-07-05

To Shodai & Omochi: Thank You for Healing Us!

Shodai and Omochi are two Akita dogs raised by two members of the Community-Reactivating Cooperator Squad in Odate City, Akita Prefecture.  They are leaving the city with the squad members whose term of service will finish this month.  The dogs have been popular among residents as signature dogs of the […]

  • 2021-06-24
  • 2021-06-24

Continues Steady Training for His Debut -The Akita Dog Taiga’s Journey

A three-year-old male Akita dog Taiga has been receiving training since January 2021 at Wannyapia Akita, a Prefectural Animal Protection Center in Yuwa, Akita City.  He was sent to the center after biting people.  Taiga was extremely cautious of people when the training started.  Now, he has taken back his […]

  • 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 […]

>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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