February 19 - Tokyo → Hong Kong (by plane)


“‘All of the delegates participated in the visit to China freely as individuals, but from an Ainu perspective, we want to verify with our own eyes the actual situation of ethnic minorities in China, where we hear that they live without discrimination or abject feelings. Then we could use this as a reference when thinking about our own problems. I hope this will serve as a stepping stone for younger Ainu to follow,’ said Mr Kaizawa, the delegation leader” (Anutari Ainu, Vol. 6-7, January 20, 1974, pp.1-2).