Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entries Tagged as 'Ainu'

First Contact: The Ainu

November 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Every eight to ten months, we run across a story more-or-less identical to this one lamenting the declining visibility of Japan’s Ainu minority. It’s certainly a sad tale, given that forced assimilation was the nation’s official policy throughout much of the twentieth-century. Yet the Ainu have received equally callous treatment from the West, particularly at […]


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