In this episode, Dr. Godefroy (INALCO Paris) retraces early ties and interactions between Ainu and mainland Japanese dating to prehistorical times. We discuss protohistorical linguistic ties, trade relations in the early modern period, and Ainu relations with other Indigenous populations in northeast Asia.
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.