In this episode, Dr. Mark Watson profiles the Ainu minority living in Tokyo, noting the discrimination and ostracism they face. We discuss the history of Ainu migration out of Hokkaidō along with social issues confronting the Ainu in Tokyo, before talking about Dr. Watson's recent work with Inuit living in Montreal.
What is Hokkaidō 150?
Official channel of the "Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond" workshop. Stay tuned for audio of Hokkaidō 150 workshop proceedings, along with podcasts exploring topics related to Ainu history and culture, and the settler colonization of Hokkaidō.