Commitment Versus Convenience: Interpreting Ainu Culture in the Kuril Islands Dispute

To best understand Japan’s official stance on its relationship with the Ainu people, semantics provide a notable clue.   The idea of “Nihonjinron” (or 日本人論)has consistently acted as a political, cultural and artistic directive to enable the Japanese people to grasp the essence of the Japanese national and cultural identity.

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Commitment Versus Convenience: Interpreting Ainu Culture in the Kuril Islands Dispute

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