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Introducing Asuka & Ako!

As part of Odate City’s initiative to promote tourism from Japan and abroad, two members of the new “Akita Dog Team” moved to Odate in September of 2016. Their mission is to raise two happy, healthy Akita dogs that can help serve as fluffy ambassadors of the city.
  The Akita Dog Team hold various events around the city where guests have the opportunity to meet and greet real Akita dogs. Come say hello at their next event!

All about Asuka & Ako

Name: Asuka

Birthday
 June 23, 2016
Sex
 Female
Coat
 Tiger stripes
●Name meaning
 Asuka means "paradise" in India and was also the name given to the area where the scholars who brought continental culture to Japan lived.  We named her Asuka in the hopes that she helps make Odate a land of everlasting prosperity.

Name: Ako

Birthday
 June 23rd, 2016
Sex
 Female
●Coat
 Red
●Name Meaning
 Ako's name comes from the Japanese meaning "red Akita beloved by everyone".

Akita Dog Meet & Greet Space GRAND OPENING

   On August 10th, the Akita Dog Meet & Greet Space will be holding its GRAND OPENING! Asuka & Ako will welcome visitors to the space every Wednesday, Saturyday, and Sunday. On Tuesdays and Fridays the two will take alternating breaks: you'll have to swing by to see who is on duty!
 
  Augst 10th (Thu) 10:00 OPEN
 Location: JR大館駅そば(大館市観光協会横)
 Time: 9:00~15:30
 Closed:Monday, Thursday (If Monday or Thursday is a holiday, the space will be open and close the following day)
〈August Closures〉
 16th (Wed), 18th (Fri)

Akita Dog Meet & Greet Space Schedule

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Asuka & Ako-- Odate Station Greeting Schedule

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Contact information

Odate City Tourism Department

 TEL: 0186-43-7072
 FAX: 0186-48-6222