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 ...

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 ...