Hiroshi Maruyama - Director

Hiroshi Maruyama - Director

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A Conversation with Tahara Fuci

A Conversation with Tahara Fuci

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

Meeting Kimura Ekasi at Biratori

Meeting Kimura Ekasi at Biratori

On 15 October, Carmen and I met Kimura Ekasi, one of the Ainu leaders in the repatriation movement in Japan, in the town of Biratori where he was born and raised. His ancestors

A Closer Look at a Sign in Upopoy

A Closer Look at a Sign in Upopoy

In December 2019, around 1,300 Ainu human remains were reported to be transferred to the Upopoy Memorial Site from 12 Japanese universities in accordance with the post-UNDRIP Ainu policy, despite dissenting voices