JAPAN: Ainu Loose the Case Against the Governor of Hokkaido

On March 7, 2002 members of Ainu community have lost the lawsuit against the governor of Hokkaido, who was appointed as a management authority paying back Ainu assets. The Ainu have disagreed with how Hokkaido government managed their assets, which included educational funds, earnings from government fishing projects and income from the use of Ainu farmland.