The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
Ainu hunter Atsushi Monbetsu, 36, visits a coffee shop and chats with the owner in Biratori, Hokkaido Prefecture, northern Japan, August 23, 2019. Monbetsu sees Tokyo's actions, including the ethnic-harmony park, as "useless." Discrimination as a child made him decide to embrace his heritage and live as a hunter, he said. "It would have been nice if the government had given us a place where we could carry out our traditional rites,". REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.