December 10, 2011

December 20, 2011: Citizens' Coalition for the Decade of Indigenous Peoples 2011 Seminar

The Japan Citizens' Coalition for the UN International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples will be hosting a seminar to discuss the government’s policies on the Ainu people and how Japanese civil society should face this issue.


Citizens' Coalition for the Decade of Indigenous Peoples 2011 Seminar
Ainu Policy and Civil Society –Building a New Relationship–
Currently, the “Ainu Policy Promotion Panel” (Chair: Chief Cabinet Secretary) is considering the future of Ainu policy. The panel was formed in December 2009 upon the issuance of the “Final Report of the Advisory Council for Future Ainu Policy (July 2009).” Under the panel, the “Working Group on the Creation of Space Symbolizing Ethnic Co-Existence” and “Working Group on Survey of Ainu Outside of Hokkaido” were formed, and released their reports in June 2011. Then, on August 31, in order further study the reports from both working groups and work towards their realization, the “Working Group on Policy Promotion” was formed. Thus the second term of the Ainu Policy Promotion Panel has begun. Using the “United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” as a guide, we hope to share ideas for what we must do for the realization of an indigenous peoples policy in Japan. We hope you will join us.

*Hiroyuki Nomoto (Co-Director, Ainu Education Joint Research Group; “Ainu Peoples” Political Group Preparation Committee Secretariat; Tokyo Metropolitan University)
*Hideaki Uemura (Director, Citizens' Diplomatic Center; Keisen University)

Date/Time: December 20 (Tue), 18:30 – 20:30

3F Urban Square Yaesu
2-4-13 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
*4-minute walk from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit

Admission: 500 yen (cost of materials)

Citizens' Coalition for the Decade of Indigenous Peoples Secretariat
Tel/Fax: 03-5932-9515


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