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Monday, 7 September 2009

JAPAN: Academics claim they were dismissed for teaching Ainu language

Professors who taught dying tongue say university 'fabricated' claims. Melanie Newman reports

Three academics who were sacked by a Japanese university on charges of "academic harassment" have claimed that they were ousted for attempting to teach an indigenous language.

The professors of educational linguistics, who have asked not to be named, are bringing legal action against Hokkaido University of Education after being fired by the institution in February.

Times Higher Education

Report for Ainu on Ethnologue

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