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Originally a hunting breed, Akitas emerged from the northern Japanese region of the same name. They are large, around 60 to 70 centimetres (24 to 28 inches) tall and between 40 to 50 kilograms (88 to 110 pounds), with prominent ears that stand straight up, deep-set eyes and almost bear-like faces.
Her affection for the cute canines comes as no surprise to veteran breeder Osamu Yamaguchi, 64, who has been supplying Akita dogs to foreign owners for two decades. “My clients used to be 50% Japanese and 50% foreigners but recently the number of overseas clients has increased,” Mr. Yamaguchi ...

Hollywood actor Richard Gere, French film star Alain Delon and Russia's figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova have one thing in common: They adore Japan's Akita dogs. And they're not alone. In recent years, foreign ownership of one of Japan's most famous indigenous breeds has skyrocketed, ...
The district later experienced a slump, but in 2014, the "Akita Maiko" made their debut, in an attempt to revive the area. However, until April 7, the sessions were aimed toward groups and session places could only be reserved in advance. At the opening session for individuals, two maiko wearing kimonos ...
AKITA – Three people died Wednesday after their car fell from an expressway in Akita Prefecture, police said. Two 20-year-old men and a 17-year-old female were found in a wrecked sports car about 50 meters below the expressway at around 7:50 a.m. They were pronounced dead after being rushed to a ...
Upon hearing the story, the Akita Dog Preservation Society based in Odate was quick to respond and is preparing to give a puppy to the Olympic champion. The plan is seen as part of efforts to attract more tourists to the prefecture, and there are signs that it is already working. Amid what some have dubbed ...

AJIGASAWA, Aomori Prefecture--Famed “ugly” Akita Inu Wasao will work as “sightseeing station master” of Ajigasawa Station here on East Japan Railway Co.'s Gono Line for another year after proving a hit during the last fiscal year. Wasao, who is estimated to be 11, captured hearts across Japan with his ...
Popular Akita Wasao gets new contract as canine stationmaster in Aomori Wasao (center) and his mate, Tsubaki (left), watch an incoming train at Ajigasawa Station in Aomori Prefecture. The dog, which has become a social media celebrity, was reappointed 'tourism stationmaster' in the town Sunday.
AKITA--This northern city is developing a tsunami simulation system to help people work out how best to survive killer waves that may sweep into their hometown. Akita hopes to put the 3-D virtual-reality system to practical use from fiscal 2019 after its completion by the end of fiscal 2018. Whether ...
As an introvert who grew up with Akitas, I have to speak for their suitability. They're strong-willed, independent dogs who bond very heavily with their owners; your Akita is your family and loves alone time with you. They need good training, so spending time socializing them with other dogs and at obedience ...
“If ever there's been a dog in desperate need of a family, it's Voyager” are the first words from one ARK staff member. A purebred Akita with papers to prove it, Voyager's journey started out fine but has become a one of loneliness and yearning. He looks happy enough here and is happy when he is with ...
The northern Japan prefecture of Akita and a committee for protecting its native dog breed, the Akita, have gifted Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova with an Akita puppy. ... Akita prefecture also sent Zagitova various gifts like an Akita dog stuffed animal, folder, and tourist information. The toy became ...
Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova says she's happy to know that she will receive the gift of an Akita dog from Japan. People in the Japanese prefecture of Akita have offered one of the dogs to the 15-year-old gold medalist in women's singles at the PyeongChang Games to commemorate her ...
Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova, who took gold in women's singles figure skating in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, says she hankers after an Akita dog. The breed originates from the prefecture of the same name in northern Japan. Zagitova talked about her love for Akitas in an interview with ...
Akita bijin: In Japan, the women of Akita Prefecture, along with those of Kyoto and Hakata, Fukuoka, are considered some of the most beautiful in the country. The 3-year-old Capella is not only a beauty but a sweetheart as well. She's an Akita that came to ARK last October after her owner's mental health ...
The Japanese Akita Club of America was founded in 1997 by breeders and owners who shared a great affection for the breed and a respect for the wishes of Japan as the country of origin to split the breed from the American Akita. JACA is the only Akita organization from the U.S. that is recognized by the ...
AOMORI, Japan - A popular Akita dog known for being "ugly but cute" has been receiving condolence letters from all over the country. Wasao used to be owned by Setsuko Kikuya, the proprietor of a broiled squid shop in Ajigasawa, Aomori Prefecture, who died at the age of 73 last November. Since then ...

April 17 (Renewables Now) - Japanese renewable energy firm SB Energy Corp said today it will develop a 7.5-MW wind project in Akita prefecture in partnership with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance. The Softbank Kotooka Wind Farm, as the plant is named, will have an estimated annual output of about 17.33 million MWh, ...
HighIoT, the cybersecurity company building IoT devices with blockchain technology, raised over $900,000 on its Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns for its Akita device, which has been chosen to resell on Amazon. HighIoT is preparing its production shipment of 12,000 Akita units to be sent ...
Shares of AKITA Drilling Ltd. (TSE:AKT.B) closed at 8.16 yesterday. AKITA Drilling Ltd. currently has a total float of 17.27M shares and on average sees 66 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 6.94 and high of 9.8.
Akita bijin: In Japan, the women of Akita Prefecture, along with those of Kyoto and Hakata, Fukuoka, are considered some of the most beautiful in the country. The 3-year-old Capella is not only a beauty but a sweetheart as well. She's an Akita that came to ARK last October after her owner's mental health ...
Shares of AKITA Drilling Ltd. (AKT-A.TO) recently touched $7.50, which places the stock above the Ichimoku cloud, indicating positive momentum and a potential buy signal for the equity. Shares of AKITA Drilling Ltd. opened the last session at $7.50, touching a high of $7.50 and a low of $7.50 , yielding a ...
Yet the Rude Mechs, a 22-year-young collective based in Austin, Texas, do tell the story of Fyodor (Lowell Bartholomee), the pater familias, and his legit sons — Ivan (Thomas Graves), Alyosha (Mari Akita), and Dmitri (Lana Lesley) — as well as Smerdyakov (Robert S. Fisher), his illegitimate son and ...
The Japanese Akita Club of America was founded in 1997 by breeders and owners who shared a great affection for the breed and a respect for the wishes of Japan as the country of origin to split the breed from the American Akita. JACA is the only Akita organization from the U.S. that is recognized by the ...
Mari Akita, a performance artist and choreographer, plays the spiritual brother Alyosha, a soft-spoken, occasionally levitating good soul. Akita's stillness feels full of meaning and intention as opposed to a lack of energy that one could imagine performances of the character suffering from. When the holy man ...
The refuse worker, who does not want to be identified, had part of his ear ripped off and his face and neck bitten during the frenzied attack by a Japanese Akita on Wednesday in the Bogside in Londonderry. He required the stitches and suffered nerve damage. He now faces the prospect of reconstructive ...
The company's U.S. subsidiary has contracted an “ultra-high spec deep capacity rig” with "a major USA operator that has a significant presence in the Permian Basin,” Akita said on Tuesday. The rig “was redeployed from the Western Canadian natural gas basin, where it faced limited opportunities to work, ...
CALGARY, Jan. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - AKITA Drilling Ltd. ("AKITA" or the "Company") announces its expansion into the Permian Basin. The Company is pleased to announce that AKITA Drilling Inc., AKITA's wholly-owned USA subsidiary, has contracted Rig 90, an ultra-high spec deep capacity rig, with a major ...
By Tomoo Furuta / Japan News Staff WriterAkita dog experts, among others, proposed ways to promote the breed as a tourism resource at an event in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday. The Akita dog forum was organized by the municipal government of Odate, Akita Prefecture, the birthplace of one of the ...
AKITA--The battle between man and bear in Akita Prefecture has descended into such carnage that animal rights groups fear the species could be driven to extinction. Citing the 817 Asian black bears shot on sight or killed after being caught in traps in 2017, the groups say the cull is tantamount to an ...
It all began sometime in the Heian Period (794-1185) of Japanese history. A woman of unparalleled beauty was born in the northern prefecture of Akita, a region known for its harsh winters, strong sake and delicious rice. Ono no Komachi was a poet lauded in Japanese history, but it was her appearance ...
A 69-year-old Arizona woman was mauled to death Wednesday by a dog while volunteering at the Canine Country Club and Feline Inn in Phoenix, PEOPLE learns. The victim, Carol Harris, was killed by an Akita. Harris was volunteering with Akita Advocates, which had rented out space at the Canine ...
... earning awards including a UKC championship, AKC championship and AKC grand championship. Two years ago, he received a judge's award of merit at the Westminster Kennel Club's show. Davis said her friend, who is from the Youngstown area, also received a “Select Dog” award for her Akita.
1Department of Biochemistry and Metabolic Science, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita 010-8543, Japan. 2Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Medicine, Akita University Graduate School of Medicine, Akita 010-8543, Japan. 3Okinawa Institute of Science and ...
The Japanese Akita Club of America was founded in 1997 by breeders and owners who shared a great affection for the breed and a respect for the wishes of Japan as the country of origin to split the breed from the American Akita. JACA is the only Akita organization from the U.S. that is recognized by the ...
The station exit is even named after Hachi, the loving and loyal 秋田犬 (Akita-ken, Akita dog (Akita is a breed)) who waited outside the station exit for his deceased master to come home every night for nearly 10 years. Which brings us to “Hachi,” the Hollywood remake of same-titled Japanese movie, that ...
The owner of a Jack Russell says his beloved pet was mauled by two larger dogs. Mark Simon, 58, was walking Karlie through Herne Bay's Memorial Park when he claims she was pounced on by the akitas. He and the owner of the other dogs had given each other a wide berth, but one of the akitas ...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Spend any amount of time around today's Everyday Hero and her dog and watch people -- in this case stressed-out medical students at Oregon Health Sciences University -- melt and sigh. On most Fridays you can find Julie Burk and her akita Zipporah (zah-pour-ah) in the main lobby ...
Burk, a veterinary technician four days a week, brings her fluffy and attentive 7-year-old dog to just hang out. A crowd quickly surrounds both her and the dog. “Everybody is like, OMG, she's so soft, she's so calm, she's so patient,” Burk said. “She is all those things. Take off the vest, she is still an Akita.
One of them carried eight live crew members to Yurihonjo, a medium-size port town in Akita, where they were kept in police custody for more than a week before being transferred to an immigration facility in Nagasaki last Saturday. Japan's Immigration Bureau said the men would be returned to North Korea.
In Akita, a body that had been reduced to a skeleton and broken pieces of wood which appeared to be parts of a damaged boat were also discovered Monday. Winds and currents push dozens of boats onto Japan's northern coasts annually. Rickety North Korean fishing boats are particularly vulnerable ...
ODATE, Akita Prefecture--With 2018 being the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac, famous mutt Hachiko's hometown is making sure the Akita Inu breed gets its share of attention by promoting it on social media. A service providing images of Akita Inus for New Year cards and social network services has ...
On Monday, the partially decomposed bodies of eight men were discovered on a rickety wooden boat on the coast of Japan's Akita prefecture, which faces North Korea across the Sea of Japan. The coast guard first spotted the unidentified ship Saturday, but rough seas prevented them from approaching it ...
Anyone concerned about the privacy and security of their smart home system may be interested in a new piece of hardware called AKITA which has been specifically designed to help protect your smart home set up from Internet of Things hacks and and unwanted snooping. AKITA acts as a watchdog to ...
AKITA – A wooden fishing boat that disappeared after washing ashore in Akita Prefecture last week with eight North Korean men aboard has ...
AKITA – Far from Tokyo's bright lights and noisy streets Kaori Kawashima walks cautiously on her way to the nearest convenience store in rural ...
A fishing boat that washed ashore in Akita Prefecture late Thursday with eight North Korean men has disappeared at the port where it was ...
Eight men claiming to be fishermen from North Korea were found in Akita Prefecture after their wooden boat broke down and drifted to a port, ...
Dog trainer Danny Newmones who is a South Jersey native participated in the National Dog Show competition with his 2 year old Akita named ...
Japanese police took the men into custody after a resident of Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture, told police of the presence of individuals of unknown nationality, the official, Yoshinobu Ito, said. The men, who said they were North Koreans, appear to be fishermen whose wooden boat, found nearby, had trouble ...


 

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