Preserving the endangered Ainu language
The Ainu language has been declared critically endangered by UNESCO, with few people left alive today who speak it.
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- The Ainu language and the global movement for indigenous rights (Mara Budgen and Francesco Bassetti, The Japan Times)
- Japan's Ainu recognition bill: What does it mean for Hokkaido's indigenous people? (Sakura Murakami, The Japan Times)
- Japan enacts law recognizing Ainu as indigenous, but activists say it falls short of U.N. declaration (The Japan Times)
- Kaneto Kawamura Ainu Museum (Lonely Planet)
- New Ainu culture complex generating little buzz outside Hokkaido (The Japan Times)
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Photo: Hisae Kawamura sings an Ainu folktale at the Kaneto Kawamura Ainu Museum in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. | Oscar Boyd