1906: Ainu men the aborigines of Japan, in feast attire, Island of Yezo; The Äynu (also Ainu, Abdal, and Ainu) are a people native to the Xinjiang region of western China. There are estimated to be fewer than 30,000 Äynu, mostly located on the fringe of the Taklamakan Desert.
Japan. The ainu, situated in the northern island of Hokkaido, are similar to the aboriginal people of north America, in that they have tried to keep their own culture and language alive while avoiding assimilation into the greater culture of modern Japan. The Japanese government however, have been trying to enforce assimilation of the ainu, and use prejudice against them both at the state, and at the personal level.