Visit of Prof. Maruyama and Prof. Matsuna, 11-30 March 2011

From the 11th until the 30th of March we have enjoyed the visit of Professor Hiroshi Maruyama and of Associate Professor Takashi Matsuna from the College of Liberal Arts at the Muroran Institute of Technology in Hokkaido, Japan. The purpose of their visit was to have meetings with Dr Elina Helander-Renvall and with members of our Anthropology Research Team on issues of land use and resources and legitimacy issues in relation to indigenous peoples. On this topic, Professor Maruyama is publishing an article (in print) with the title “Ainu Landowners’ Struggle for Justice and Illegitimacy of the Nibutani Dam Project in Hokkaido Japan”, 13 International Community Law Review. A seminar on this topics will be organized at the Arctic Centre next September 2011.