March 13 - Guangzhou → Hong Kong (by train) → Tokyo (by plane)


“We have heard voices praising China’s policies toward its ethnic minorities for a while, what did the delegation actually see and feel when it visited the country? Although only a few people from the delegation have expressed their thoughts at this stage, I think we will hear their voices in various forms in the future” (Anutari Ainu, Vol. 9, April 20, 1974, pp.1-2).


This quote shows that the Ainu in Hokkaido were highly anticipating the return of the delegation so that they could share all about their trip to China. Specifically, they were really looking forward to hearing about China’s ethnic minorities.