On 9 October 2020, the town of Suttsu in Hokkaido, located along the coast of the Sea of Japan, applied to be considered for preliminary research as part of the Japanese government’s process of selecting a municipality as a final disposal
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() CEMiPoS researchers have contributed comments on the List of Issues Prior to Submission of the Seventh Periodic Report of Japan of the Human Rights Committee. In paragraph 29, the Committee enquires into measures
() On 1 December 2020, Kimura Ekasi made a speech in English for a press conference at the Sapporo Freedom School. His speech should have been made for the 13th session of the EMRIP,
() CEMiPoS researchers have contributed comments on the EMRIP’s Report on the Right to Repatriation of ceremonial objects, human remains, and intangible resources under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
() Distinguished videoartist and journalist Antonie Frank Grahamsdaughter, reported Hatakeyama Ekasi's struggle for Indigenous Ainu people's rights in the Swedish magazine Fjärde Världen. The Ekasi was criminalised by the Hokkaido prefectural government for procuring
() On 30 October, a talk event on Soichi Kawagoe's「熱源」(Netsugen, lit. "heat source"), which was awarded the 162nd Naoki Prize, one of the most famous prizes for literature in Japan, took place
() Last week, journalist Carmen Grau interviewed Tahara Ryoko Fuci, chairperson of the Ainu Women's Association. Tahara Fuci, revered Ainu female leader, told her that she not only felt out of place in the