Hokkaido celebrates 150th anniversary of its naming with a plug for ethnic diversity

Hokkaido formally celebrated the 150th anniversary of its name Sunday in Sapporo, with the Emperor and Empress in attendance and Ainu representatives performing traditional dances.The island prefecture was officially named Hokkaido on Aug. 15, 1869, and formally put under the control of the government. Now a number of events have been organized in Hokkaido to […]
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