The Akita dog breed is native to Akita in Honshu, Japan. Long ago this breed helped hunt wild boars, deer and bears. Considered the national dog of Japan, the Akita is becoming better-known in other countries as well.
http://www doggonegold com/dogstore/akita html (added 2004-09-01)
Akita University website.
http://www akita-u ac jp (added 2003-07-07)
Akita University of Economics and Law website.
http://www akeihou-u ac jp (added 2003-07-07)
ELT Events Calendar for Akita shows conferences, seminars and workshops for teachers of English in Akita.
http://www eltcalendar com/events/tohoku/akita/ (added 2002-04-02)
Japan Information Network's page for Akita Prefecture contains links to all of the offical city homepages in English in Akita. These cities are highlighted on this page's map of Akita, so you can get an overview of where different places are. An inset map of Japan gives an idea of Akita's location. The pull-down menu cross-references you to other prefectures in the Tohoku Region.
http://www jinjapan org/region/pref/akita html (added 2002-02-26)