Law enacted to recognize ethnic Ainu minority as indigenous people

TOKYO — Japan enacted on April 19 legislation aimed at protecting and promoting the culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in northern Japan, with financial assistance, stipulating for the first time they are an “indigenous” people. The law requires the central and local governments to promote Ainu culture and industry, including tourism, in order […]

Increase in HIV contraction in APIs, especially among women

HIV and AIDS may often be associated with the homosexual male demographic, but ethnic minority awareness groups are bringing light to the increasing rise in HIV infection in an unexpected minority group — heterosexual Asian and Pacific Islander women. May 19 marked the seventh annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Awareness efforts […]

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