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Talk Event on Naoki Prize Winner "Netsugen"

Talk Event on Naoki Prize Winner "Netsugen"

() 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

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