• 2020-09-18
  • 2020-09-18

Highly Popular on YouTube! – “Genki” & “Yuuki” – Just as They Are

Have you ever watched “Akita Inu Genki,” a YouTube channel introducing an Akita dog’s daily life? Some of the videos have been viewed nearly 30 million times. Self-employed Hosaka Hideyuki (57), who lives in Iijima of Akita City, runs the channel. Reflecting on the reason for its popularity, Hosaka said, […]

  • 2020-09-16
  • 2020-09-18

A New Confectionery Brand with “Hachiko” – The Dog that Connects Shibuya and Akita

CNA Akita Cable Television has launched a confectionery brand, “HACHEESE,” featuring an Akita dog named “Hachiko.” Born in Odate City, Akita, Hachiko was renowned for his faithfulness to his master. The company produced two products, Cheese Sables (Shibuya Hachiko Cheese Sable) and Mango Pudding (Shibuya Hachiko Mango Pudding) and will […]

>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.