This week, we turn to Japan’s “native outsiders” — the Ainu, the aboriginal people of Hokkaido. We’ll trace their relationship with the Japanese and talk about their position in modern Japan.
Listen to the episode here.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan.
De Vos, George. Japan’s Minorities: Burakumin, Koreans, and Ainu
Walker, Brett L. The Conquest of Ainu Lands.