I also posted about the official recognition of the Ainu back in early June at
Mark Watson is the newest member of my department, and his area of specialization is the Ainu of Japan. Perhaps once he is settled he will see this post and he may have something to add.
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Thanks a lot for the link! I’ve updated the post.
I found an article about Watson Mark Watson: Exploring the Urban Indigenous Experience
Thanks very much Lorenz! Also, I had not seen that article, and it looks to be quite interesting.