The Ainu: Japan's first people

Have you ever heard of the Ainu? These people are often referred to as “Japan’s forgotten people”. In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the Indigenous Ainu. However, the Ainu fought back. Discover the hidden corner of Japan with QuizzClub!

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Let’s return to one of the most mysterious people in the world, the Ainu people.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Julie M Prentice
Interesting. No, I had never heard of them.
Aug 15, 2020 1:16AM
Jonathan Onike Roberts
Fascinating, never heard about them.
Jul 15, 2020 4:08AM
Jim Doyle
Very interesting. I had never heard of them before
Jul 5, 2020 4:52PM
Richard Perkins
Michael Mead, Chitose?
Jun 23, 2020 11:08AM
Kathryn Cavanagh
Remedios Prado-Ambrocio, Read the information on this page.
Jun 22, 2020 6:31AM
Kathryn Cavanagh
I found this very interesting to read, they join a host of other "forgotten" people, worldwide. As Tinker Taylor said, reminiscent of how the indigenous people, not only in america, Australia and many other places, were treated by so-called superior ethnic groups, mostly of European origins. Here in Oz things are still not right.
Jun 22, 2020 6:30AM
Edna Mohrmann
wraycw, good point ! and also their features certainly resemble more those of the Native American and Canadian.
Jun 22, 2020 4:33AM
Michael Mead
Lived on Hokkaido for two years early 60s did get to see some on their cultural ways.
Jun 21, 2020 8:42PM
Tinker Taylor
Reminiscent of how the indigenous people of the United States were/are treated
Jun 20, 2020 7:20PM
I have never heard of this group before....interesting info.
Jun 20, 2020 6:13PM
Jane Russick
That was very interesting! I previously didn't know about this ancient Japanese culture. Thanks for enlightening me.
Jun 20, 2020 12:17PM
Richard Perkins
Ainu pronounced I knew.
Jun 20, 2020 10:51AM
Remedios Prado-Ambrocio
Interesting.are they still existing in Japan?
Jun 19, 2020 10:55PM
Allison Aspden
I had heard of them. But didn’t know their geographic distribution. Now more informed!
Jun 19, 2020 10:32PM
Their clothing and weaving patterns resemble northwest coast native Americans and canadians
Jun 19, 2020 9:31PM

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