Updated at 2022-04-17
Japan currently has a thriving mascot culture, and many private and public entities have their own mascot. The three dog dolls in the picture are the mascots of Miyazaki Prefecture - the Miyazaki Ken. Ken is a Japanese homonym for "prefecture" and "dog." Therefore, the homonym for "Miyazaki Prefecture" is "Miyazaki dog." The three dogs wear clothing printed with the features of Miyazaki, citrus tamurana, palm trees, and chickens, and their main mission is to promote tourism in Miyazaki.
Agreement date: October 05, 2017
Area: 7,735.32 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 1,061,653
Main industries: Commerce, agriculture, fisheries