SAPPORO (Kyodo) Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi told the prefectural assembly Friday she is hoping to establish a Day of the Ainu People to promote public understanding about Hokkaido’s indigenous population.

Takahashi also said she has proposed the idea at a meeting of a government panel working to enhance Ainu policies.

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