T. Toyoda and Y. Takemura (eds), Akita Saké Breweries and Their Stories, 2016
Thanks to the abundance of nature’s blessings colored by the four seasons, Akita has become one of the leading rice production areas in Japan. By turning its good rice into fine sake, Akita established itself as one of the leading sake brewing areas in the 19th century. Sake breweries make an important part of Akita’s culture and society today. Here is an English guidebook in the Kindle format to the stories of thirty-five saké breweries in Akita.
Akita Saké Breweries and Their Stories, IASRC, 2016
Alexander Dolin (ed), Autumn Fields: Akita Haiku to the World, 2016
With support of IASRC, Prof. Alexander Dolin published an electronic bilingual anthology of haiku works, including the ones presented at the Japan-Russia International Haiku Contests and other hiaku contests, as well as works by students of Akita International University, Akita National College of Technology, and Meioh Senior High School. The book is available in the PDF formats from the links below.”
Kuniko Abe, AKITA RANGA AND ITS INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS: A SHORT TOUR, 2018
With the cooperation of many people from inside and outside Akita prefecture, IASRC published a booklet titled AKITA RANGA AND ITS INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS: A SHORT TOUR (in Japanese and English) by Kuniko Abe. Akita Ranga is a pictorial art school and its artworks that played a non-negligible role not only in Japan’s art history but also in the art history of the world, and is an Akita Cultural Heritage that the people can be proud of. This booklet is the result of research by Dr. Kuniko Abe (Associate Professor at AIU) spanning two years. The IASRC thought that it should be read by not only academics but also by many people all over the world—thus we are publishing PDF versions in Japanese and English. We hope you will enjoy this new perspective.
ENGLISH：『AKITA RANGA AND ITS INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS: A SHORT TOUR』
Reports and Publications
- Exploring Challenges in Providing Muslim Friendly Tourism Services in Akita Prefecture
- (Report of the field research conducted in Akita by Ms. Nor Zafir Md Salleh, lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, from 17 February to 13 March 2015)