Publications

Read articles, letters, and reports authored by CEMiPoS.
Jan
03
The Equal Times On Ainu Activists' Response to Upopoy

The Equal Times On Ainu Activists' Response to Upopoy

Writing for The Equal Times, journalist Carmen Grau interviews Ainu leaders Fumio Kimura, Shizue Ukaji, and Ryoko Tahara, as well
1 min read
Dec
09
Abstracts for Chapters of New Book "Decolonizing Futures"

Abstracts for Chapters of New Book "Decolonizing Futures"

CEMiPoS members Leni Charbonneau, Hiroshi Maruyama, Leena Huss, Kamrul Hossain, and Kasia Pastuszak, as well as researchers, artists, and activists
16 min read
Oct
19
CEMiPoS Statement Against Two Hokkaido Municipalities’ Decisions Over Highly Radioactive Waste

CEMiPoS Statement Against Two Hokkaido Municipalities’ Decisions Over Highly Radioactive Waste

On 9 October 2020, the town of Suttsu in Hokkaido, located along the coast of the Sea of Japan, applied
4 min read
Oct
01
A Conversation with Hatakeyama Ekasi

A Conversation with Hatakeyama Ekasi

On 6 August, CEMiPoS Director Maruyama Hiroshi and Koizumi Masahiro, Director of the Sapporo Freedom School, visited revered Ainu leader
4 min read
Sep
14
Ainu Gather for Kamuycepnomi in Monbetsu

Ainu Gather for Kamuycepnomi in Monbetsu

In this post, we review the events leading up to the ritual as well as some of the lessons discussed
5 min read
Sep
07
Asahi Shimbun Covers Kamuycepnomi

Asahi Shimbun Covers Kamuycepnomi

Asahi Shimbun was one of several national newspapers present at last weekend's Kamuycepnomi in Monbetsu. Their article discusses not only
1 min read
Jul
24
CEMiPoS Director Interviewed for Feature on Upopoy

CEMiPoS Director Interviewed for Feature on Upopoy

LifeGate interviews CEMiPoS Director Hiroshi Maruyama in their feature article on Upopoy, The Symbolic Space for Ethnic Harmony, as they
Jul
13
CEMiPoS Statement on the Opening of the Upopoy

CEMiPoS Statement on the Opening of the Upopoy

Download the statement as a PDF here. Japan has a number of national museums officially endorsed by the government and
15 min read
Jun
01
A legal opinion on indigenous peoples’ rights and their applicability in Japan’s legal system

A legal opinion on indigenous peoples’ rights and their applicability in Japan’s legal system

Kamrul Hossain, University of Lapland in Finland (Image Source) Background The Centre of Environment and Minority Policy Studies (CEMiPoS) – a
14 min read
Apr
03
CEMiPoS Researcher Writes for The Tokyo Review about Japan’s Colonial Legacy

CEMiPoS Researcher Writes for The Tokyo Review about Japan’s Colonial Legacy

The Ainu and Japan’s Colonial Legacy