The second largest, and most northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido was settled by the Ainu, who crossed from Russia, 20,000 years ago. Japanese settlers became…
The Politics of Colonial Translation: On the Narrative of the Ainu as a 'Vanishing Ethnicity'
The Ainu people of Japan is notable for possessing almost exclusively Haplogroup D chromosomes In human genetics, Haplogroup D (M174) is a Y-chromosome haplogroup.D is believed to have originated in Africa some 50,000 years before present.It is found today at high frequency among populations in Tibet, the Japanese archipelago, and the Andaman Islands, But not in India.
Yoshitoshi, A Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan - The Ghost of General Tamichi
General Tamichi, a General under Nintoku, the 16th Emperor of Japan in the 4th century. he was charged with quelling the indigenous Ainu peoples of Northern Japan. Tamichi was killed in his campaign but overcoming death, he was re-animated (according to legend) in the form of a snake - believed to be the soul and spirit of the dead. The serpent Tamichi continued to attack the enemy and finally defeated them. It was said, “Although dead, Tamichi has revenged himself at last.”