Writing for The Equal Times, journalist Carmen Grau interviews Ainu leaders Fumio Kimura, Shizue Ukaji,
Chiyomi Fujioka, member of the Ainu Women’s Association, completed designing the name card of participants in the International Conference on Policy towards Indigenous Peoples: Lessons to be learned, and corresponding Indigenous Workshop/Art Exhibition/Performance to be held in Sapporo from 30 November – 4 December. The design hints an owl representing the most important god for the Ainu who protects the Ainu community. In addition, she is a designer of contemporary Ainu patterns. Participants are privileged to get her original name card.