• 2022-06-14
  • 2022-06-14

Meet Us in Oga! Four Signboard Akita Dogs at Ogare

Four Akita dogs take turns welcoming tourists at the Akita Inu Fureaidokoro, a spot designed for people to meet with Akita dogs at the roadside station Ogare in Oga City, Akita Prefecture.  A female dog named Tsubaki was the first signboard dog at Ogare until May 2021.  After her retirement, […]

  • 2022-06-06
  • 2022-06-06

Get One Fluffy Akita Dog Toy by Popular Lottery at Akita Inu no Sato

A fun lottery game Akitainu-kuji, has been extremely popular at the sightseeing spot Akita Inu no Sato in Odate City, Akita Prefecture, since its opening in 2019.  One red-haired cute Akita dog toy will be drawn from four sizes depending on the lottery result. The first-place prize stuffed toy is […]

  • 2022-04-29
  • 2022-05-28

Count on Me, Grandpa!  A Grandson Took Over Two Dogs’ Care

A light truck with two kennels in the back came to appear in front of “Akita Inu no Sato,” a tourist exchange center in Odate City, Akita, in early April 2022.  Inside the kennels were two red-haired Akita dogs, Taiga (eight-year-old male) and Reika (two-year-old female).  Wakamatsu Shoma, a second-year […]

  • 2022-04-20
  • 2022-05-28

The “Cashier Dog” Umeko Becomes a Mother

Akita dog Umeko (one-year-old female) is a signboard dog of Liquor Shop Takahashi, a liquor store in Kosaka Town, Akita Prefecture.  She has attracted attention for her gesture that mimics a cashier working at the store.  On February 26, 2022, Umeko gave birth to two healthy puppies that look just […]

>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.