Ainu: Engaging the Power of Dialogue

Hometown Stories

43m 15s
Broadcast on November 20, 2022 Available until November 20, 2024

Ukaji Shizue once worked to improve the lives of Japan's indigenous Ainu people. An Ainu herself, she had moved to Tokyo to escape discrimination and eventually became involved in uniting the Ainu people. After some setbacks, she returned to her home, Hokkaido Prefecture, to talk to her fellow Ainu about the difficulties they face and to seek answers through dialogue. Now, at 89 years old, she is starting a new journey.

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