Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fact of the Day: Hokkaido

Hokkaido is Japan's 2nd largest and most northern main island. However Hokkaido was not really a part of Japan until the conquering of the native Ainu people (who were also native to Siberia) by the Japanese. 


  1. Been reading Murakami lately and he includes Japanese history in his books sometimes. Very interesting for sure.

  2. Interesting. I should learn more Japanese history but at least I know that Hokkaido exists. My dads family came from Japan to Canada.

  3. I would enjoy visiting Hokkaido some day. It has lots of volcanic features. A lot of the Ainu have been assimilated into the Japanese people ~ a solution to the indigenous problems that Canada had hoped would work in Canada.

  4. Here for Christ's sake this is news at the moment and your readers are oblivious to it!

    "North Korea has fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyongyang's recent test of a powerful nuclear bomb.
    The missile flew over Japan, landing in the Pacific about 2000km east of Hokkaido, Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters in a hastily organised media conference early on Friday.
    "These repeated provocations on the part of North Korea are unpermissible and we protest in the strongest words," Suga said.
    The unidentified missile reached an altitude of about 770km and flew 3700km, according to South Korea's military - far enough to reach the US Pacific territory of Guam."

    The island of Hokkaido is famous for it's physical features and the skiing resorts.
    Why isn't geography and WORLD history taught in US schools?????