• 2023-10-25
  • 2023-10-25

Heat Wave in Akita Prefecture: Dogs Wanted to be “Conditioned” as Well

This August broke the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded in Akita Prefecture and for the hottest consecutive days in the prefecture’s history. It was not only people who were suffering from the heat. The same went for the fluffy-haired Akita dogs. Here is a look at how these […]

  • 2023-09-20

Celebrate the 100thAnniversary of Hachiko’s Birth with Souvenir Tickets

The roadside station at Odate-Noshiro Airport in Wakigami, Kita-Akita City, Akita Prefecture, has issued a limited number of 600 “Souvenir Tickets” printed with the official logo of the project to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famed loyal Akita dog, Hachiko. The souvenir tickets are memorabilia for visitors to remember […]

  • 2023-09-12
  • 2023-09-12

Happinets Adopt Akita Dog for Their Fans’ Uniform

An Akita dog pattern has been adopted for the limited edition “FANS Uniform” of the Akita Northern Happinets of the Men’s B-League Basketball Division 1 (Japan Professional Basketball League). The FANS uniform will be one of the benefits of its fan club membership for the 2023-2024 season. The team players […]

  • 2023-09-08
  • 2023-09-08

Take One Action for Shelter Dogs!

Starting in July, the prefecture is raising funds for lifetime care fees for protected Akita dogs. Through Government Crowd Funding (GCF) using the Hometown Tax Donation System, the target amount is two million yen. Donations can be made until October 4th, 2023, via the dedicated page on the Furusato Choice website. […]

  • 2023-08-16
  • 2023-08-16

Idol Dogs of Lake Tazawa Welcome Tourists

“Tazawako Kyoei Palace” (Representative Director: Kosuke Kikawa) is a restaurant and souvenir store located by Lake Tazawa in Senboku City, Akita Prefecture. Behind the building, there is an area where the tourists getting off large buses gather as if they were lured to the site. They shout “Cute!” or “Look […]

  • 2023-07-11
  • 2023-07-11

Photo Stand-In for Dogs

Now, any dog can become an Akita dog. The photo stand-in for dogs (photo) in the dog run at the Futatsui Roadside Station (Futatsui Town, Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture) has become a popular spot through posts on social media. The photo stand-in was installed with the cooperation of the Akita […]

  • 2023-07-07
  • 2023-07-05

“Ah-Man” Bread Was Born in Response to Fan’s Voice

Jiro 310, a bakery in Hiromote, Akita City, has been selling cream buns in the shape of “Ah-Man,” a local character featuring an Akita dog, since May 2023. It all started when a store customer posted on Instagram that they wanted to try Ah-Man’s character bread. Bread production chief Shigemasa […]

>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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