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AKITA DOGS

A tourist takes a photo with the statue of Hachiko in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2023
Loyal dog Hachiko still loved 100 years after birth
The statue of Hachiko in front of the station is known as a meeting place and also a popular spot for foreign tourists.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 24, 2020
Akita paper launches English site to spread word on beloved dogs
The site is dedicated to the popular breed and run by the Akita Sakigake Shimpo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 9, 2020
Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13
Wasao, an Akita dog who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, has died at age 13, believed to be equivalent to around the early 90s in human years, a support group said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2019
Exhibit celebrating Akita dogs opens in breed's hometown of Odate in northern Japan
A permanent exhibit showcasing the Akita dog breed opened Wednesday in Odate, Akita Prefecture, the city that is regarded as the home of the internationally popular breed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2019
A rare breed: Akita dog to be honored for coming to the rescue of elderly woman
Mame, an Akita breed of dog, will be honored for distinguished service after coming to the rescue of an elderly woman in Senboku, Akita Prefecture, on March 23, police said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2018
Tokyo exhibition to portray bond between Helen Keller and Akita dogs
U.S. author and activist Helen Keller (1880-1968) treasured the companionship of dogs throughout her life, including two Akitas from Japan that in the 1930s became the first of their kind to enter the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2018
Akita banks on namesake dog to fetch overseas tourists
After winning gold in women's ice skating at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, 15-year old Alina Zagitova has her eyes set on another prize — a Japanese puppy named after Akita, the prefecture from which it originates.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2018
Popular Akita Wasao gets new contract as canine stationmaster in Aomori
Fans of the Akita dog Wasao will be in for a treat for another year as the canine, which gained nationwide fame with its unique looks, was reappointed Sunday as "tourism stationmaster" in a town in Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Feb 11, 2017
Akitas in Japan give a dog a good name
The breed is a fiercely loyal animal that has attracted growing interest from dog lovers in recent years
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2016
Cat-loving Akita governor plans new animal shelter
Akita Prefecture Gov. Norihisa Satake, who once received a pet cat as a gift from Russian President Vladimir Putin, is spearheading plans for a new animal shelter in the area.

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