Writing for The Equal Times, journalist Carmen Grau interviews Ainu leaders Fumio Kimura, Shizue Ukaji,
We are planning to provide those who want to make an excursion to Nibutani, which is called the birth place of Ainu studies, with a two-day programme after the conference. The couple, who live in Toyonuka and run a guest-house, will come to the conference to have them registered and to take them to Nibutani by bus in cooperation with the municipality of Biratori. In addition, Nibutani and Toyonuka are among communities in Biratori town (http://www.town.biratori.hokkaido.jp/ainu/). Hopefully, detailed information is likely to come in July.