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Ainu cultural exchanges

Ainu cultural exchanges

  1. Subsidizing domestic cultural exchanges
    This is a project to help activities designed to promote understanding of Ainu culture by partially subsidizing projects for learning, appreciating and experiencing the Ainu language, traditional dancing, wood carving and other Ainu practices by inviting successors of Ainu culture.
  2. Subsidizing international cultural exchanges
    In this project, international exchanges such as sending and inviting groups or individuals involved in activities related to Ainu culture are partially subsidized to promote and disseminate Ainu culture, so that such groups or individuals can learn from the transmission and preservation of cultures by indigenous peoples overseas and present Ainu culture to them.
  3. Youth intercultural study and exchange
    This project provides Ainu youths interested in the handing-down and preservation of Ainu culture with opportunities to interact with ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples in other countries and to learn directly from them about advanced activities to carry on aspects of their culture. The initiative is intended to help young Ainu people recognize their responsibility as successors to Ainu culture, improve their motivation for involvement in  activities to hand down and preserve it, and enhance the foundation for cultural succession.
  • Sending of groups/individuals overseas: Project for groups or individuals involved in Ainu culture-related activities to promote cultural exchanges in other countries.
  • Invitation of groups/individuals overseas: Project to invite lecturers or other groups/individuals to seminars and other domestic events related to Ainu's cultural activities.