Invisible Indigenous Descendants in Hokkaido, Japan

In March 2021, I had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Mai ISHIHARA from the Centre for Ainu and Indigenous Studies at Hokkaido University to talk about “Invisible Indigenous Descendants in Hokkaido, Japan.” She also introduced her new book Autoethnography of ‘Silence’: The Story of the Pain of Silent Ainu and Their Care (Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press, Dec. 2020 [in Japanese]). Check out her talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2gq0e3Cqog

Thank you to these three organizations for making this event possible: the David Lam Centre at Simon Fraser University, the Centre for Ainu and Indigenous Studies at Hokkaido University, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Hokkaidō 150 Podcast

This interview with Tristan Grunow for the Hokkaidō 150 podcast “[R]eviews international relations between Canada, Japan, and Northeast Asia from the perspective of Indigenous issues. We discuss Ainu-related ties between Canada and Japan, the Ainu perspective of diplomatic disputes between Japan and Russia, Ainu relations with minority groups in China, and issues arising from the recent bill recognizing Ainu as Indigenous” https://hokkaido150.transistor.fm/11

Other episodes of the Hokkaidō 150 podcast can be found here: https://hokkaido150.transistor.fm/episodes

The related Meiji 150 podcast can be found here: https://meijiat150.arts.ubc.ca/podcast/