June 6, 2008. Ainu recognized as indigenous people

265px-flag_of_the_ainu_people_svg5On June 6, a couple of months prior to the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, the Japanese Diet passed a resolution to officially recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. Immediately following the passage of the resolution, a government panel held its first meeting to start working on a plan to put these words into action. […]

Original article by Hanako Tokita

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