March 6 - Beijing → Hohhot → Xilinhot (by plane)


“People from each of the ethnic groups would say, ‘we are the heroes of the nation.’ Everyone is high-spirited. At first, we were uneasy about the phrase ‘heroes of the nation’ but as we interacted over the course of days, we were able to see how the phrase was not unnatural at all. In fact, compared with us Ainu, we cannot and will not say such a thing, because our systems are different” (Anutari Ainu, Vol. 9, April 20, 1974, pp.1-2).