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 ...

Photographer documents Ainu life

Jan 20, 2015

Photographer documents Ainu life

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Taka Maesawa, a photographer from Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido, has published a photo book documenting the Ainu ethnic minority for more than 30 years since 1983. “I want people to know about the beautiful Ainu culture and the history of ethnic Ainu who have been discriminated ...