New Ainu culture complex generating little buzz outside Hokkaido

National Feb 3, 2020

New Ainu culture complex generating little buzz outside Hokkaido

Upopoy, a new national facility intended to revitalize and develop the culture of Japan's indigenous Ainu people, is facing challenges attracting attention ahead of its opening on April 24 in Shiraoi, Hokkaido. The new complex may miss the annual goal of 1 million visitors set ...

National Ainu Museum in Hokkaido to exhibit over 700 artifacts

National Dec 19, 2019

National Ainu Museum in Hokkaido to exhibit over 700 artifacts

A national museum dedicated to the Ainu ethnic minority in northern Japan will exhibit more than 700 artifacts, an official said Thursday, as the facility offered a preview to the press ahead of its official opening in April. The museum, which together with a park ...