Japan in talks on return of Ainu remains held in Australia

Jun 5, 2017

Japan in talks on return of Ainu remains held in Australia

The government said Monday it will start negotiations with Australia toward returning the remains of indigenous Ainu people being held at Australian museums.Australia’s ambassador to Japan, Richard Court, is expected to meet with representatives of the Ainu Association of Hokkaido as soon as Thursday ...

Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants

Mar 23, 2017

Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants

Hokkaido University has agreed to return to descendants of the Ainu, an indigenous ethnic group concentrated in Japan’s northernmost main island, ancestral remains exhumed from a cemetery for research in the 1930s, the descendants said this week.The agreement, reached in a court-mediated settlement at ...

Archaeologist awarded for Ainu trade theory

/ Mar 1, 2016

Archaeologist awarded for Ainu trade theory

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Archaeologist Takuro Segawa has been awarded for his new theory that the Ainu, an indigenous ethnic group concentrated in Hokkaido, traded with Honshu and even Northeast Asia more closely than previously believed.In his book “Ainu Gaku Nyumon” (“Introduction to the Study of Ainu People”), ...