Japan’s admission to the Arctic Council and commitment to the rights of its indigenous Ainu people

  title={Japan’s admission to the Arctic Council and commitment to the rights of its indigenous Ainu people},
  author={Kamrul Hossain and H. Maruyama},
  journal={The Polar Journal},
  pages={169 - 187}
Abstract In 2013, Japan, along with four other Asian countries, was admitted to the Arctic Council (AC) as an observer. Japan’s admission to the AC is noteworthy because of the expansion of its interests in the Arctic region. Japan’s admission, as with the other observers in the AC, has been met by its willingness to pay due respect to the core values the AC holds, including respect for the rights of the indigenous peoples of the region. In this way, Japan has essentially agreed to respecting… Expand
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