The Nov. 8 editorial “A shameful statement on Ainu” reminded me of my experiences overseas and made me think of living in peace with differences.

Any time I am traveling or staying in another country, one of the most often asked questions I get is “Could you explain Ainu people, please?” I am ashamed to confess that I have not been able to answer the question very quickly and in a convincing way, since I am ignorant about their language, culture and history.

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